About House of Terror
First To Review: Lučka L.
Oct 30, 2008
The highlight for me in Budapest must be the visit to the House of Terror, formerly the HQ for Hungarian Nazis and then communist terror organisations up to 1956. Spread over 4 floors, the multimedia presentations were varied and dramatic to commemorate the victims and the horrors they went through.
One of the more memorable portions was the elevator ride from 1st floor down to the Basement, where the prison cells were kept. We were inside a see through glass elevator compartment engulfed in darkness. During the slow descent, the plasma TV in front showed us an interview of a man, who used to clean the torture chamber, telling the process of how people were executed by garroting. The way he retold his story in a matter-of-factly tone was haunting for me. At the end of the visit, I was deeply moved at how such atrocities could have taken place and lasted for so long.
Oct 29, 2008
A museum showcasing the terrors of communist rule in Hungary. The building used to be the Hungarian Nazi Headquarters, and the building had interrogation rooms, torture rooms, and execution areas. The museum has made exhibits in the old rooms, and the walk through is very informative. Well worth a visit.