jewish cemeteries in Hungary #hungary


Steve Stein
 

My ggf was born in Ocs (Vezprem county Hungary) in 1833. As he had his first child
in Ocs in 1860, I suppose that his parents died there. But how can I find where
they were buried? Ocs is a little town (200 inhabitants) and I don't think
(although I should verify) that there is a jewish cemetery there.What was the use
in these times? If there was no jewish cemetery in the town of death, were jewa
buried in a cemetery of a larger town? Is there a list of jewish cemeterie in
Hungary? Thank you for your help and excuse may bad English
Renato Mannheimer (Italy)
Check out Genealogical Gazetteer of the Kingdom of Hungary, compiled by Jordan
Auslander. It is published by Avotaynu (http://www.avotaynu.com/books/Hungary.htm).
It gives such information.

Steve Stein


HungarianRoots
 

Hi Renato,

1. there are several lists of cemeteries, but none of them is complete.
Almost every town or village had its own cemetery. There are towns and
villages with more cemeteries. You would be surprised to know how many tiny
villages had their own graveyards.
2. Öcs had its own Jewish cemetery for sure (theoretically the upper section
of the Christian/public cemetery) but as far as I know there aren't any
graves any more. Maybe it only had a couple of markers but noone really
knows.
3. Usually the pattern was the following: bigger communities set up their
cemeteries first and people who died in the nearby little towns were buried
in the nearby towns. Then each community set up its own cemetery and stopped
using the other cemeteries in the area (some kept using other cemeteries as
well and this situation was complicated with the split in 1869
(orthodox/neolog/status quo ante).

Regards,

Karesz Vandor
genealogist/Historian/Private tour guide


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renato mannheimer
 

My ggf was born in Ocs (Vezprem county Hungary) in 1833. As he had his
first child in Ocs in 1860, I suppose that his parents died there. But
how can I find where they were buried? Ocs is a little town (200
inhabitants) and I don’t think (although I should verify) that there is
a jewish cemetery there.What was the use in these times? If there was no
jewish cemetery in the town of death, were jewa buried in a cemetery of
a larger town? Is there a list of jewish cemeterie in Hungary?
Thank you for your help and excuse may bad english
Renato Mannheimer (Italy)