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‘Historical’: 6,300 Holocaust victims’ papers found in Hungarian home


About 6,300 registration forms belonging to Holocaust victims have been discovered in a crack in a wall of a Budapest home.

The building is in the center of the Hungarian capital, near the parliament.

While renovating his apartment on the fourth floor of the building, the owner examined a crack in the wall, and found a cavity filled with thousands of documents.

The documents turned out to be 6,300 forms used to register the Budapest Jewish population in 1944, and are “of historical importance,” according to the director general of the Budapest City Archives, Istvan Kenyeres, as cited by the local media outlet Krone.

As to how these documents happened to be behind the wall, and who might have stored them, one can only speculate, Kenyeres added. The city archives’ employees are investigating the history of the house.

The registration cards were sent


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