The Jewish Museum in Budapest, Hungary contains an amazing history both in its unique collection of Jewish artifacts, and in the story that exists behind the museum and property itself. The Jewish Museum in Budapest is both a museum space and a heritage site, commemoration and memorial site, and it is the second largest Jewish museum in all of Europe. The concept of a Jewish artifact based museum originated in 1896, and led to the establishment of the first museum space consisting of 1,500 artifacts housed in an apartment in Budapest. In 1932, the Museum was moved to what would become its permanent home in a building designed by László Vágó and Ferenc Faragó, located across the street from the Dohány Street Synagogue or the Great Synagogue of Budapest, a site with a unique history as well. Designed in a similar architectural style, the two properties would forever be linked in style and in a deep intertwined history.
During the War years, before the occupation of Hungary by the Nazi regime, the Jewish Museum served as a space to display the work of Jewish artist and different aspects of Jewish culture that had already been condemned or expelled in other parts of Europe and even within other parts of Hungary. During the years of the German occupation, The Jewish Museum held the only gate that fell beyond the limits of the ghetto walls. This site became an escape route for Jews trying to flee the confines of the ghetto. The Jewish Museum in Budapest houses a unique history and heritage site, both in its vast collection of Jewish artifacts, and in the rich history that exists in the property itself.
The Weiss-Livnat Internaional MA Program in Holocaust Studies is proud to announce a new prestigious internship opportunity at this wonderful institution that will take place this upcoming Autumn. Offered exclusively to students who study in our Master’s Degree program, two students will be awarded the opportunity to intern for 3-5 weeks at The Jewish Museum in Budapest. The students will participate in archive work and other select projects, and will have the opportunity to develop their own research. This opportunity for hands-on experience will enable our students to learn the world of museums and heritage sites in a location with such a meaningful history that connects directly to the present and future of Holocaust and Jewish studies. The Weiss-Livnat International MA Program in Holocaust Studies is pleased to cover the cost of the flight and rent for our students with the understanding that this opportunity will be an enriching experience to the future careers of ours students.
It is with great pride and enthusiasm that the Weiss-Livnat International MA Program in Holocaust Studies and The Jewish Museum in Budapest award this internship opportunity to two of our dedicated students, and we greatly look forward to sharing the developments of this internship as they happen.
Interested in applying for our MA in Holocaust Studies Program? You can find the application and more information at our website: http://holocaust-studies.haifa.ac.il/