Budapest is home to one of the most powerful and shocking museums in Europe. Illustrating the grim decades of Nazi and Communist repression, the museum is the former headquarters for the secret police of both the Nazi and Communist governments. Many hundreds of people were imprisoned, murdered and tortured and this building stands as a reminder of the inhumanity that once ruled Hungary.
I am not quite sure why we ended up going there, but it is a very well done museum and put a heavy perspective on the city during our trip. It was a fairly depressing few hours, but also a good lesson into part of Europe’s recent dark history. A lot of this occurred as little as 50 years ago. There was a striking disparity between the propaganda of the day and the reality of the situation at the time.
After last weekend I need to go snowboarding.