Memorial Wall of the Erzsébetváros Ghetto
PÉTER SUGÁR DLA
Year of inauguration
The memorial wall spans a gap between two buildings, doubling as a school fence. This is not a conventional memorial: inscriptions and a map, cut into steel sheet and pressed into a concrete wall in a corner of this narrow street tell the story of the Ghetto, the past, present and future of the Jewish community in Budapest. The map’s peepholes and LEDs have interactively become parts of the street’s everyday life. The ornamentation on the concrete surfaces conceals a meaning that is intertwined with the Kabbalah, and also has a connection with the architecture of the Rumbach Street Synagogue.