Saving Budapest's Jewish Quarter: Can it Be Done by Second Life?

By Julian Voloj

JDC International Centre for Community Development, March 2008

As a reaction to the destruction of the Jewish Quarter in Budapest, Attila Seres attempted to create a Jewish community on Second Life, a virtual world composed of users who create their identities through avatars. He built a Jewish Quarter Budapest, a virtual reconstruction of the recently destroyed Jewish Quarter. The virtual Jewish Quarter, with 600 active members, is still reconstructing many of the iconic buildings of the real version, but a number of synagogues, Jewish cafes, bars, and restaurants have already been constructed.

Topic: Internet, Renewal and Renaissance, Technology, Affiliation

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Genre: Article

Coverage: Budapest

Language: English

Copyright Holder: JDC-Europe

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Bibliographic Information:
Voloj, Julian. Saving Budapest's Jewish Quarter: Can it Be Done by Second Life?. JDC International Centre for Community Development. March 2008: http://www.bjpa.org/Publications/details.cfm?PublicationID=3774


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