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Tuesday
Jan172012

These Walls Can Talk

Traveling is a way for people to keep abreast of other cultures and their history. It's all about getting in touch with their past and present. On my trip to Budapest last Fall, I had the chance to learn more about Hungary's two terror regimes: the Nazi during WWII and the 40-year communist regime. One of the most impressive sites I visited was the Terror Háza Múseum, or the House of Terror Museum. The museum is a monument to the memory of those held captive, tortured and killed in this building. While presenting the horrors in a tangible manner, it also intends to make people understand that the sacrifices that were made for freedom were not in vain. Fully renovated inside and out, the building manifests power and has a rather monumental presence. The external façade, the internal design and the impeccable look of the exhibitions are the works of Hungarian architect Attila F. Kovács. I was extremely impressed, and touched, to see how exceptionally they presented such a horrific and disturbing subject matter. Unfortunately, I was not allowed to photograph many of the interior galleries, but I urge you to take a peek at some of their photos here. Although reluctant at first, I'm glad I went to this museum. It made my visit to this stunning city even more significant. I definitely recommend it.



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Reader Comments (1)

I love the picture with the little oval portraits and the candles. Very moving memorial.
Jan 18, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterAmy Dowell

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