Looking for information about Bekes Jewish community #hungary


Jake Jacobs
 

I am searching for information about the Bekes Jewish community, including maps of
the Jewish community, background information, directories, businesses. My grandmother
grew up in Bekes. We will be visiting in June. We have very little information about
the Jewish elements of town. Would appreciate any information. Thank you!

Diane Jacobs
Austin, Texas, USA


g_hirsch@...
 

There exists a phone book >from 1943, it was mentioned also in H-SIG, page 35 contains the phone numbers of BÊkÊs. Beside that there exists a list of BÊkÊs prepared by Pinter Bertalanne, it is an answer of the "Magyar Izraelitak Orszagos Irodaja" enquiry, it mentions that in 1944 March the number of the Jews was 190-200, there is a number of 173 - probably the number of the victims, 21 children were murdered and it mentions that on June 13 were they taken to the Ghetto in BÊkÊscsaba. The daughter of Pinter Bertalanne is living in Budapest.

On June 31, the last sunday in June, will be the annual commemoration in BÊkÊscsaba, generally there are also several persons >from the surrounding communities present. If you can arrange, visit the commemoration.

Best regards
Gabor Hirsch
Switzerland


Gesendet:Â Mittwoch, 24. April 2013 um 21:13 Uhr
Von:Â "Jake Jacobs" <jake6621@hotmail.com>
An:Â H-SIG <h-sig@lyris.jewishgen.org>
Betreff:Â [h-sig] Looking for information about Bekes Jewish community
I am searching for information about the Bekes Jewish community, including maps of
the Jewish community, background information, directories, businesses. My grandmother
grew up in Bekes. We will be visiting in June. We have very little information about
the Jewish elements of town. Would appreciate any information. Thank you!

Diane Jacobs
Austin, Texas, USA

Moderator: The 1943 Hungarian phone directory is one of many resources available
on the H-SIG website. Go to http://www.jewishgen.org/Hungary/methods.htm and scroll
down to the Hungary section.


andrew-s@...
 

Diane, it seems that I am the person you are looking for. My wife and I
spent some time in Bekes thirteen years ago, searching for my ancestors. The
people there were very helpful; the mayor took us to the Jewish cemetery,
which was kept in excellent condition; that was quite unusual. Of course,
they knew that we were coming: we wrote in advance, asking for their help,
and offered some contribution to a worthy local cause. The mayor even made a
restaurant reservation for us, wanted to treat us as his guests, and was
mildly disappointed when we declined (we made some reasonable excuse about
time pressure, which was true, and did not mention our main concern
regarding kashrut). But most important, and this is what you wanted to know,
there is no such thing as a Jewish community now. There is, or was then, one
old Jewish woman, a Holocaust survivor, perhaps the only survivor >from the
town; she was born Rozsa Geller, married Imre Weinberger. Upon her return
from the camps, finding herself a widow, she married a local peasant, and
lived with her new non-Jewish family in a small house in town. My
recollection of these facts may not be fully correct: perhaps you can get
the mayor to take you to her, if she is still alive. If you wanted to learn
more about our trip there, you are encouraged to read my book "Conversations
with my Ancestors", available on Amazon.

Wishing you a productive and enjoyable trip

Andrew Sanders
Toronto / Haifa

Moderator: One-time mention of a commercial product of interest. Please contact
Andrew off-list for further information.


rjfriedman@...
 

There is also a book published in 2007, Bekes beketlenseg: A Bekes
megyei zsidok tortenete, by Istvan Balogh. Unfortunately for Diane it
doesn't appear to be available in Austin, according to WorldCat, with
the closest copy being in Chicago and others in LA, NYC, Toronto, etc.

Bob Friedman
Brooklyn, NY

On Thu, 25 Apr 2013 11:44:58 +0200 (CEST), you wrote:

There exists a phone book >from 1943, it was mentioned also in H-SIG, =
page 35 contains the phone numbers of B=CAk=CAs. Beside that there exists=
a list of B=CAk=CAs prepared by Pinter Bertalanne, it is an answer of =
the "Magyar Izraelitak Orszagos Irodaja" enquiry, it mentions that in =
1944 March the number of the Jews was 190-200, there is a number of 173 -=
probably the number of the victims, 21 children were murdered and it =
mentions that on June 13 were they taken to the Ghetto in B=CAk=CAscsaba.=
The daughter of Pinter Bertalanne is living in Budapest.

On June 31, the last sunday in June, will be the annual commemoration in=
B=CAk=CAscsaba, generally there are also several persons >from the =
surrounding communities present. If you can arrange, visit the =
commemoration.

Best regards
Gabor Hirsch
Switzerland


Gesendet:=A0Mittwoch, 24. April 2013 um 21:13 Uhr
Von:=A0"Jake Jacobs" <jake6621@hotmail.com>
An:=A0H-SIG <h-sig@lyris.jewishgen.org>
Betreff:=A0[h-sig] Looking for information about Bekes Jewish community
I am searching for information about the Bekes Jewish community, =
including maps of
the Jewish community, background information, directories, businesses. =
My grandmother
grew up in Bekes. We will be visiting in June. We have very little =
information about
the Jewish elements of town. Would appreciate any information. Thank =
you!

Diane Jacobs
Austin, Texas, USA

Moderator: The 1943 Hungarian phone directory is one of many resources =
available
on the H-SIG website. Go to http://www.jewishgen.org/Hungary/methods.htm=
and scroll
down to the Hungary section. =20


tom
 

(my father's family is >from bekescsaba. i=20
haven't been there since 1969, but...)

i read online about the new synagogue, which was=20
built fairly recently.=20
<http://hu.wikipedia.org/wiki/B=E9k=E9scsabai_zsinag=F3ga>=20


according to wikipedia, at least, it was dedicated in 2008.


=2E...... tom klein, toronto



Andrew Sanders <andrew-s@rogers.com> wrote:

Diane, it seems that I am the person you are looking for.
[snip!]
But most important, and this is what you wanted to know,
there is no such thing as a Jewish community now. There is, or was then, on=
e
old Jewish woman, a Holocaust survivor, perhaps the only survivor >from the
town; [snip!]