12 Oct Budapestjewishwalk has been picking up the pieces
Budapestjewishwalk has been picking up the pieces
Last minute exhibition visit in the Museum of Ethnography: fragments of Rural Hungarian Jewish Culture until 18 October 2015
If you haven’t seen this exhibition it’s high time to go. The curators of the Museum of Ethnography came up with the idea to present the most important cultural and sociological aspects of the Jewish population in Hungary before WWII through carefully collected and selected fragments of material and knowledge showing everyday lives, special occasions, occupations, family histories, certain different communities, local peculiarities as much as isolated details. The interactive way of exhibiting some of the objects is amazing. We can learn and experience instantly in a pretty unforgettable way. As part of the exhibition, young Jewish people share their own family histories and show their personal objects reflecting on elements of what has survived of Jewish culture in Hungary today.
If you are considering a trip to the Hungarian countryside exploring your Jewish roots or if you simply want to broaden your mind about Hungarian Jewry, don’t miss to pick up the pieces! You have a week to go.