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World War I Memorial – C.R. Nagy Lajos High School

The mondument was placed in 1926. It was made by the plans of Andor Pilch in the Zsolnay Manufactory from grey marbel and glaze ceramics.

There are 74 name listed with the following inscription:

"Az nem lehet, hogy annyi szív hiába onta vért...."([It cannot be, that so many hearts // Uselessly spilled their blood //)

"Ezen emléket az intézet mostani és egykori tanítványai a hősi halottak emlékének szentelték 1926. évben." ("This memorial was devoted to the memory of the heroic dead by the former and current students of the institute in 1926.")

Pro Patria 1914-1918"

Hungary, Hungary

Type of WWI-heritage

  • War monument


State of repair/preservation

In good condition.

Historical WWI Context

Already in the first year of the war, the Hungarian National Association of Applied Arts and the National Commission for the Commemoration of Heroic Memorials (HEMOB) announced a call for war memorials. In 1917 Article VIII. mandated all villages and towns to inaugurate artistic statues and memorial plaques. Template albums were issued, and the objective was for the memorials to not concentrate on mourning the dead, but instead inspire and stir heroic momentum.

State of legal protection

protected (Ruled by the Act LXIV of 2001 )


Public property.

Kind of cultural use of WWI

Cultural use by the students and teachers of the high school.


The Baka Museum in Szekszárd is open Saturdays 9.00-13.00

Other visiting opportunities may be arranged for groups or non-locals by contacting György Borbandi (tel.: +36302260868, e-mail: or Zoltán Tálosi (tel.: +36304571022, e-mail:

For more information about “Új világ született” exhibition visit:

The Museum of Military History is opened from Tuesday till Sunday, form 9.00 – 17.00.

(tel: +36 1 325-1600; e-mail: )

Entrance Fee

Entry to the Baka Museum in Szekszárd is free of charge, the entry to “Új világ született” exhibition is 3000 HUF, while the entry to the Museum of Military History is 1.500 HUF.

Information regarding cities, villages, other touristic attractions (non-WWI) nearby

Baranya county lies in southern Hungary, on the border with Croatia. The River Drava forms part of its southern border, and the River Danube its eastern border. The capital of Baranya county is Pécs. The city of Pécs is home to countless tourist attractions. It has been inhabited since the Roman ages, when it was called Sopianae. One of the main tourist attractions is the Early Christian Cemetery which was added to the UNESCO World Heritage List in 2000. This heritage site can be accessed through the Cella Septichora Visitor’s Centre. Pécs continued to be a religious seat, the diocese being founded in 1064. Medieval relics can be found in the Dóm Museum. The present neo-romanesque cathedral was built at the end of the 19th century. During the 16th century Pécs was occupied by the Turkish, and the modern cityscape has preserved some of its built heritage. The main attraction is the mosque of pasha Gazi Kasim, which is found on the main square (Széchenyi tér) of the city. Another important element of Pécs’ heritage is Zsolnay porcelain, their legacy being carried on and rejuvenated by the founding of the Zsolnay Cultural Quarter, which has become a new cultural scene in the city. Further tourist information about Pécs can be found at: and


Various providers in broad range of categories can be found at:

Search: Pécs, (Baranya, Hungary)

Public Transport

Pécs can be accessed by train and coach also. InterCity trains leave from Budapest, Keleti pályaudvar (Eastern railway station) every two hours. The trip is 3 hours long. Timetables can be found at Coaches leave from Népliget Bus Terminal (, the trip is about 4 hours long. Coach timetables can be found at and clicking on “csak Volán járatok”.


Further information sources

Other heritage sites nearby

Museums Private Collections

There is a museum in Szekszárd (60 km north of Pécs in Tolna county) dedicated to the infantryman of Tolna county who served in the 1st and 2nd World Wars. It is the private collection of György Borbandi and Zoltán Tálosi that has been made available for public viewing. Hungarian language website:

Address: Béla király tér 1., Vár köz, 7100 Szekszárd

„Új világ született“(„A New World Was Born“) permanent exhibition guides visitors from the belle époque through wartime enthusiasm to bitter disillusionment on over 600 square metres. The exhibition brings the horrors of war closer to the spectators of today with the help of exceptional visual devices.

Address: Várkert Bazár, Dél Palota, Ybl Miklós Square 6., 1013 Budapest

There is another permanent exhibition in the Museum of Military History in Budapest with the title, „Hungary in the Great War 1914-1918“.

Address: Kapisztrán Square 2-4, 1014 Budapest


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