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This is the sequel to my 350th picture on TE

As I have been told yesterday, a post on Holocaust is not so "celebrative" for such a goal but it is my personal choice to post "reflective" and "touching" images for every milestone I walk on in order to remember that our world is not only made by funny sights, beautiful monuments and landscapes.

This picture has been shot in the graveyard of Budapest Great Synagogue. I just add some info about the building and nothing more. I don't think there are enough - or at least suitable - words to comment.

In 1944, the Dohány Street Synagogue was included first in a military district, then in an internment camp for the city Jews. Adolph Eichmann turned it in a concentration point from which the Nazis sent many of the Budapest Jews to their extermination. Over two thousand of those who died in the ghetto from hunger and cold are buried in the courtyard of the synagogue. The synagogue was also used as a shelter, and towards the end of World War 2, the building suffered some severe damage from aerial raids during the battle for the liberation of Budapest.

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