#1315 – To the lost
The Great Synagogue on Dohany Street in Budapest was a bit of a revelation to me, it has to be said. I’ve never been inside one, for a start, so to subsequently find that it is the largest in Europe made it that bit more special.
During the 1940s it was the heart of the Jewish ghetto and its courtyard served as a mass grave for those who were massacred towards the end of the Second World War.
The courtyard is a haven of peace now, and is meticulously cared for. Its grave markers are black granite, replacing the makeshift ones that were hurriedly pulled together at a time where peace was still unthinkable.
The original headstones still remain, however, serving as a constant reminder to what was, and what should never again be,