Re: Searching for Banska Stiavnica Jewish History #hungary

Peter I. Hidas <peterhidas@...>

Selmecbanya was a mining town in Hungary where Jews
could not settle until the middle of the 19th century.
The first Jews arrived in the 1870s. By the 1920s
there were 350 Jews (140 families) in town. In 1910
there were more of them; 527 Jews. The Chevra Kadisha
was established in 1892. The business life of the town
and its vicinity was dominated by Jewish merchants,
manufacturers and craftsmen. In the 1920s prominent
businessmen were the following: Jakab Hell, Kalman
Ungar, Adolf Weisz, Sandor Erdos, Jeno Timfold.

Best wishes,

Dr. Peter I. Hidas
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