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Holocaust Memorial

Holocaust Memorial

1 Anghel Saigny St, Bucharest, Romania

The basics

Designed by Peter Jacobi, the memorial includes symbolic references to the victims of the Holocaust. Hebrew letters on each side of the columns spell out zachor, meaning “remember,” while a wheel serves as a symbol of the deported Roma (referencing the wheel featured on the Romani flag). 

Elsewhere at the site, visitors can see parts of tombstones looted from Jewish cemeteries and the names of victims inscribed on walls. Many Jewish-themed tours of Bucharest make stops at the memorial as well as other notable Jewish sights, including the Great Synagogue, and the Jewish Museum.

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Bucharest Jewish Heritage - Holocaust Memorial Private Car 4hrs Tour
Bucharest Jewish Heritage - Holocaust Memorial Private Car 4hrs Tour
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$77.61 per adult
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Excellent guide! Highly recommend Marius. Many sights & through explanations. Well worth the price. Very memorable & meaningful.
Jenifer_L, Mar 2022

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Sharon_B, Nov 2021
Bucharest Jewish Heritage - Holocaust Memorial Private Car 4hrs Tour
The full day was educational and enjoyable. Marius was an amazing guide. We had several stops and he took time to provide us great information during our day together.
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Daisy_S, Aug 2021
Bucharest Jewish Heritage - Holocaust Memorial Private Car 4hrs Tour
What a well organized, poignant journey through time and culture. I was overwhelmed by the experience.
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Well organized and thoughtful
Barry_F, Dec 2019
Bucharest Jewish Heritage - Holocaust Memorial Private Car 4hrs Tour
This is a great tour that takes you to several synagogues while sharing the importance Jews have played in Romanian history. The trip to the Jewish Cemetery was especially moving.
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Insightful and meaningful
Adrian H, Sep 2019
Bucharest Jewish Heritage - Holocaust Memorial Private Car 4hrs Tour
Marius did a great job researching and presenting the various historical events and sites. It was truly a moving and educational experience. Highly recommend.
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Touring Jewish Bucharest
Jody_F, Aug 2019
Bucharest Jewish Heritage - Holocaust Memorial Private Car 4hrs Tour
Marius was wonderful and his tour was very extensive. He had written materials, maps and interesting information about Jewish Bucharest then and now. He joins his knowledge with compassion. Being with him was a very worthwhile experience.
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A perfect, must-see tour
Michelleand_b, Aug 2019
Bucharest Jewish Heritage - Holocaust Memorial Private Car 4hrs Tour
My tour guide treated me with dignity and respect. He was knowledgeable, informative, thorough, prepared, and organized. The tour was not rushed at all. I could not recommend a tour more highly.
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Things to know before you go

  • The Holocaust Memorial is a must for anyone with an interest in European history.
  • This is a solemn site designed to provoke contemplation so remain respectful. 
  • Plaques at the site offer information on the symbolic significance of the memorials design details and facts about the holocaust in Romania. 
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How to get there

The Holocaust Memorial is situated just west of Lipscani, Bucharest’s old town. To get here by public transport, take the metro (M1 or M3) to Izvor. The memorial is less than 10 minutes from there on foot.

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When to get there

The memorial can be visited at any time of day or night. At dusk, when crowds are thin, the site is especially well-suited to contemplation. 

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Learn About Bucharest’s Jewish Heritage

The Holocaust Memorial is one of several sites in the Romanian capital that serve as reminders of the city’s once-thriving Jewish community, as well as of its demise. Other important Jewish sites in Bucharest include the Choral Temple (Templul Coral), which has its own Holocaust memorial, as well as the Great Synagogue and the Jewish Museum, all of which are situated in the old Jewish quarter, southwest of Bucharest’s old town. 

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