Ujlaki Gyorgy <ujlaki.gyorgy@...>
Today I bought another book by Laszlo Harsanyi, Adalekok a hajduvarosok
zsidosaganak tortenetehez. (Additions to the History of the Jews of the
Hajdu Cities.) Budapest, 1970.
It contains short historiographical descriptions of the following towns:
The Jews in these and other, smaller communities were mostly orthodox and to
large extent followers of different Hassidic Rebbes. An intensive Jewish life was
present during the short history of Jewish settlement there (Jews were not allowed
to settle in Hajdu szek till 1848). It came to an abrupt end with the Holocaust,
when thousands of local Jews were deported to Auschwitz. Only a scant remnant
returned who tried to rebuild their life: schools, synagogues, yeshiva was
functioning again, but only for a short time. In 1956 an anti-semitic atmosphere
forced the local Jews to sell whatever they had and leave the country: that was
the end of the Jewish life there.
This book is truly a monument of Jewish life, culture and people, who created all
these and more. May their memory be a blessing for our generation!
Gyorgy Ujlaki, Budapest, Hungary
Researching: WURM, HOLLANDER, KONIGSTEIN, FEIN, POLLAK, REICH,
BARANY, CUCAK, DRACH, PURJESZ, PORGES/Z, PORJES/Z, BISCHITZ,
GOLDSCHMIED, IRITZ, SOMMER