Synagogue in Kossuth Tir (Kossuth Square), in the town center.      Summer, 1997.



In 1910 there were 910,000 Jewish People living in Hungary, then that number decreased with anti-semitism and the Holocaust during the Second World War. Now the number is only about 100,000 with the largest Jewish Community in Eastern Europe. Ever since the Roman Times there have been Jews living in Hungary. Now with a democratic government in power since 1991, things have improved, and many of the synagogues have been renovated to their original splendor. Budapest has the largest synagogue in Europe and was rebuilt with funds from the Hungarian Government, various Jewish organisations and Tony Curtis, who is a Hungarian Jew from Budapest.


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