Hungary SIG #Hungary Presov #hungary


Magda Lapedus <Magdil@...>
 

Meg Power asked Jan 12. regarding Presov's German-speaking Jewish
community.

During the Austrian-Hungarian monarchy almost the entire Hungarian Jewish
population spoke German. This was especially true in the areas of present day Slovakia and the Czech Republic. Although there were
many ethnic groups in the area which before W.W.I. was called "greater Hungary", German was one of the main language in use at all times.
Presov (Eperjes) as we all know changed hands a number of times.
I didn't find in my search an indication that Presov (Eperjes) had a
"specific" German speaking community.

In the Encyclopedia Judaica there is a long reference about Presov. If you don't have any means to read the E. Judaica, I'll be glad to copy the relevant pages and forwarded it to your address.

Magda Lapedus

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