Jewish Museum in Budapest

The Jewish Museum in Budapest continues to receive presents, often anonymously, from Jews in Eastern Europe who want to preserve the traditions and mementos of Jewish life. The ‘Museum’s director, Ilona Beneshovsky, said this week that presents, often valuable, continue to reach the Museum.

She cited the donation of a pair of candlesticks which had been-used for the first time 100 years ago at a seder by one of Hungary’s best known rabbis, Reich Koppel. She said the Museum often received valuable documents by mail pertaining to the various anti-Jewish persecutions Hungary had known.

The Museum is one of the largest in central or Eastern Europe. It is regularly visited by guided tours from Eastern Europe including Soviet tourists. A large portrait of Theodor Herzf hangs in the central Lobby.

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