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New Synagogue Inaugurated in Budapest with Generous State Funding

MTI-Hungary Today 2020.09.07.

A new synagogue was inaugurated on Sunday in the Orthodox Jewish Elderly Care Home in Budapest’s 12th district, Alma Street.

Addressing the opening, Miklós Soltész, the state secretary for church and ethnic relations of the Prime Minister’s Office, said Hungary’s Jewish community had strengthened, enriched and protected the nation.

Referring to the tragedies of WW2, he said: “In January 1945, Russian soldiers were only minutes away from reaching the elderly home near János Hospital, so were unable to stop members of the Nazi Hungarian Arrow Cross from murdering its residents and nurses,” Soltész said.

“We are here today to heal that tragedy with the inauguration of the synagogue,” he said.

The synagogue has been built with state support of 450 million forints (EUR 1.25m).

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