A unique center based on the life of Theodor Herzl, the founder of modern political Zionism, was dedicated in Budapest, Hungary earlier this week. Herzl was born in Budapest in 1860 and worked there during his earlier years. The Herzl Center, which is being established by the World Zionist Organization and The Jewish Agency for Israel, will introduce Hungarian Jews to the Zionist movement and strengthen their connection to the State of Israel.
The Herzl Center is located in the Israeli Cultural Center in Budapest, a joint initiative between the Hungarian Jewish community and The Jewish Agency that focuses on exposing young European Jews to Israeli culture.
The new center, equipped with interactive exhibits in Hungarian, English and in Hebrew, will be open to Jewish and non-Jewish school groups, tourists and diplomatic delegations in order to show them the past and present realization of Herzl’s thoughts about anti-Semitism and the importance of Jewish identity.