Great Synagogue of Budapest Built in the mid-1800s, the Great Synagogue of Budapest has remained a constant through difficult times. As many as 20,000 Jewish people sought refuge in the synagogue during the Holocaust of World War II. However, the synagogue was also occupied by Nazi forces for part of the war. Explore the facility, history, people, and beliefs behind the building in Great Synagogue of Budapest, a Houses of Faith book. Each AV2 media enhanced book is a unique combination of a printed book and exciting online content that brings the book to life. Readers can access embedded weblinks, audio and video clips, activities, and other features, such as a slide show, matching word activity, and quiz. Book jacket.