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Dohány Street Synagogue

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  • Day14

    Kék Rózsa

    January 14 in Hungary ⋅ 🌬 5 °C

    This is what I ate today (Blue Rose). I went to a real Hungarian restaurant and not a tourist trap. It’s cheese wrapped in chicken breast wrapped in bacon! And don’t worry, there were vegetables inside. Also, I didn’t know I like cauliflower... as long as it’s fried in lard. Apparently Hungarian food is in the top 5 best foods in the world... but it’s also one of the worst for you.Read more

  • Day20

    Dohany Street Synagogue

    June 29, 2016 in Hungary ⋅ ⛅ 22 °C

    The Dohány Street Synagogue is the largest synagogue in Europe and the second largest in the world.

    Built in a residential area between 1854-1859 by the Jewish community of Pest the monumental synagogue has a capacity of 2,964 seats. The consecration of the synagogue took place on 6 September 1859.

    The synagogue was bombed by the Hungarian pro-Nazi Arrow Cross Party on 3 February 1939 and used as a base for German Radio and also a stable during World War II. The building suffered severe damage from aerial raids during the Nazi Occupation but especially during the Siege of Budapest. During the Communist era, the damaged structure became again a prayer house for the much-diminished Jewish community. Its restoration and renovation started in 1991, financed by state and private donations, and was completed in 1998.

    In 1944, the Dohány Street Synagogue was part of the Jewish Ghetto for the city Jews and served as shelter for many hundreds. Over two thousand of those who died in the ghetto from hunger and cold during the winter 1944-1945 are buried in the courtyard of the synagogue.

    It is not customary to have a cemetery next to a synagogue, and the establishment of the 3,000 m2 cemetery was only the result of historical circumstances. In 1944, as a part of the Eichmann-plan, 70,000 Jews were relocated to the Ghetto of Pest.

    In memory of those who had died, there is a memorial by the sculptor, Imre Varga, depicting a weeping willow just behind the Synagogue.with the names and tattoo numbers of the dead and missing
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  • Day2

    Quartier juif

    August 7, 2016 in Hungary ⋅

    Aujourd'hui direction Erzsébetváros!
    Ce matin sera plus précisément consacré au quartier juif : grande synagogue, musée, et visite de l'ex ghetto. L'occasion de se souvenir des centaines de milliers de personnes ont été massacrées en Hongrie pendant l'holocauste....

  • Day10

    Jûdisches Viertel

    May 22, 2017 in Hungary ⋅

    Hier steht die größte Synagoge Europas. Innen ähnelt sie einer Kirche, da die Architekten christlich waren und es sich um eine neolog-Gemeinde handelt. Die silberne Trauerweide gedenkt der Toten, deren Namen auf den Blättern stehen.

  • Day4

    Grande synagogue de la rue Dohány

    September 17, 2018 in Hungary ⋅ ⛅ 25 °C

    La plus grande synagogue d'Europe.

    Un peu moins impressionnante que celle de Prague. Mais étonnante.
    On retrouve des éléments architecturaux habituellement réservés aux églises comme une nef avec deux allées sur les côtés ou un orgue.

    Mais le mieux, c'est la visite guidée. Des plus intéressantes !
    Notre guide nous raconte l'histoire de la synagogue : sa construction, la période de la seconde guerre mondiale, en faisant des digressions sur les fêtes et traditions juives.

    Nous avons eu l'explication d'une tradition que nous avions remarquée à Prague : sur les tombes juives, on ne trouve pas de fleurs, mais des pierres. "Les fleurs, c'est pour les vivants, les pierres sont plus durables".
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  • Day4

    Dîner concert

    September 17, 2018 in Hungary ⋅ ⛅ 19 °C

    Ce soir, dîner dans un restaurant de cuisine traditionnelle hongroise, le Spinoza.

    Au menu : goulasch et cuisse d'oie confite.
    Le tout avec un pianiste dans la salle. Déguster son plat avec un medley des musiques du Fantôme de l'Opéra joué au piano juste à côté, c'est grandiose !

You might also know this place by the following names:

Dohány Street Synagogue, Dohany Street Synagogue

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