Budapest's history is somewhat unique in being governed by two of the 20th century most renowned dictatorial regimes, first that of Adolph Hitler as part of Austria-Hungary and then under Soviet rule for the best part of the rest of the century. This time has had a very profound effect on the citizens of the city which has led to the creating of this museum.
The building that currently houses the museum used to be the headquarters of the ÁVH secret Hungarian police which is quite appropriate for the museum's intent. The building was purchased in 2000 and renovated to create four floors of displays in rememberance of all those who have fallen during the course of these two regimes occupying Hungary.
The museum concentrates not only on those who saw their end in the basement of the very building it now occupies, but also focuses on the overall people's struggle for independence and freedom which was not achieved until June 1991.
Throughout the Year
Entry to Temporary Exhibition
Andrássy út 60