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Sep 07, 2020

New synagogue inaugurated in Budapest

The synagogue in Alma Street has been built with state support of HUF 450 million (EUR 1.25m).

 

A new synagogue was inaugurated in the Orthodox Jewish Elderly Care Home in Budapest’s 12th district on Sunday. The synagogue in Alma Street has been built with state support of HUF 450 million (EUR 1.25m).

According to MTI, Miklós Soltész, State Secretary for church and ethnic relations, said Hungary’s Jewish community had strengthened, enriched and protected the nation.

Referring to the tragedies of WW2, he said: “In January 1945, Russian soldiers were only minutes away from reaching the elderly home near Janos Hospital, so were unable to stop members of the Nazi Hungarian Arrow Cross from murdering its residents and nurses. We are here today to heal that tragedy with the inauguration of the synagogue.”

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