JEWISH PAST and PRESENT in HUNGARY
We would like to upload as many working or abandoned synagogues from Hungary and historic Hungary as possible.
On each page we will try to write about the Jewish past and present of the towns, helping you understand the Hungarian Jewish heritage.
The information we publish here may be in Hungarian on some available videos, but we can help you search your roots once you come to Hungary.
See some of the tours we offer in the Jewish district of Budapest here.
When searching Hungarian synagogues, some difficulties must be faced though:
- the country lost many of the Jewish communities in WW2 and some of the synagogues are totally abandoned or have another function today
- following WW1 in 1920 Hungary lost 72% of its land, so many cities, their inhabitants and communities, synagogues are outside of the Hungarian borders today.
We have listed the towns in alphabetical order and have marked if they are outside of Hungary today. The list is naturally not complete, we are adding new material continuously. If you are missing a town please write to us, maybe we manage to find information about it.
MAROSVASARHELY (today: Targu Mures, in Romania)
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