Holocaust row taints Hungary's House of Fates museum projectHistorians in the News
tags: Holocaust, Museum, historical memory, Hungary
Pilots landing after dark at Budapest international airport will soon have a new star to navigate by - a giant Star of David.
It will be lit up from the side of a tower resembling stacked cattle trucks. The illumination will be so bright that permission was sought from Hungarian airport authorities.
The Star of David, made of perforated steel, is the crowning glory of the new House of Fates museum, built on the site of a railway station from which Jews were deported by Nazi Germany in 1944.
The buildings were ready five years ago, but arguments over the whole concept of the museum, and the content of the exhibitions and educational centre which will operate there, have long delayed the opening.
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