Hungary SIG #Hungary Re: Budapest (Jewish?) Deaf School #hungary

Jenny Schwartzberg

Dear Diane,

My guess was that there were school yearbooks, as I know there were for a number of American and European schools for the deaf. I checked the online English and Hungarian dictionaries and deaf is siket and deaf-mute is siketnema.

If you search WorldCat at this public version:

and use those keywords and limit the years to 1855-1899, you get 1 journal and five books in Hungarian. I don't know Hungarian so I can't tell you if those would help. You could also extend the years of your search, or just wade through the books with siketnema in the title and look for something that appears to cover a historical period.

I hope this helps!

Also, there is a Facebook page for a school for the deaf in Budapest that goes back to 1902. Perhaps they may have some information about earlier schools:

An interesting Wikipedia page:

Googling "school for the deaf" budapest turns up other interesting links.

Good luck.

Jenny Schwartzberg
Chicago, IL

-----Original Message-----
From: "Diane S Jacobs jake6621@..." <h-sig@...>
To: H-SIG <h-sig@...>
Date: 07/06/16 07:23 PM
Subject: [h-sig] Budapest (Jewish?) Deaf School

I am looking for information about a school for the deaf or deaf/mute in Budapest. my great-aunt attended this school at the end of the 19th century. I've been told the records are all gone. Â If anyone knows anything, I would much appreciate your contacting me. Thank you!

Diane Jacobs
Austin, Texas

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