Genealogical Revelations of Hungarian Jewish Families - First Volume Editor - Munkatchi #hungary


Michelle Sandler
 

What is the ISBN for this book? Is this a book I should be getting for my JGS Library?  Tell me about this book or series of books.  I have very little on Jewish Genealogy in Hungary in my JGS Library.  Just one book published by Avotaynu.  
 
Michelle Sandler
Librarian Orange County California Jewish Genealogy Society
Westminster, California


Theo Rafael
 

To all interested, the pdf is freely available online, it is marked as public domain and can be downloaded here (156 MB):  https://www.europeana.eu/en/item/2048128/662479
I don't understand Hungarian but I glanced at the TOC and couldn't find relevant names or towns for my own genealogy purposes, it seems to focus on several specific personalities or families.

Best,
Theo Rafael


Glazer Family
 

I too would be interested in knowing when the book is out.

Stephen Glazer, Jerusalem


mefarkas@...
 

Subsequent to my question about the mis-named book above, I have had an opportunity to
confirm that it is in fact: Magyar Zsido Csaladok Genealogiaja.

Erno Munkacsi was the son of Bernat Munkacsi and they both authored 
Magyar Zsido Csaladok Genealogiaja, OR Genealogy of Hungarian Jewish Families,
which is the true name of the book in question:

Genealogical Revelations of Hungarian Jewish Families - First Volume Editor - Munkatchi
It's TRUE name is:

Magyar Zsido Csaladok Genealogiaja, or Genealogy of Magyar Jewish Families written by Munkacsi, Bernat and his son, Munkacsi, Erno.
It details specifically the MUNK and FELSENBURG Hungarian families.
My father is a distant relative of these families.

Erno is the author of "How it Happened....."  In my father's genealogy of the Sonnenschein's, he writes:
“Erno was attorney of the Jewish Congregation in Budapest.  During the critical year of 1944 he was one of those
Jewish leaders whose political acumen saved the lives of a good part of the Budapest Jewish community.”
There is criticism of Erno (e.g. in Wiki  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Erno_Munkacsi)
but I believe my father.
Erno and the other leaders of the Budapest Judenrat did what they humanly could to save as many lives as possible.

My father's maternal family, Sonnenschein, are descendants of Chaile Felsenburg, Bernat's grandmother, and my father's great great grand aunt.  Chaile (1805 - 1851) married Bernat Munk.  Munk was Magyar-ized to Munkacsi; many Jewish families Magyar-ized their names.

I have the full PDF of Magyar Zsido Csaladok Genealogiaja.

I sent the original copy in my possession to the USHMM in 2017.
They have not included it in my father's archive, but his update is there:
https://collections.ushmm.org/search/catalog/irn617442#?rsc=176366&cv=0&c=0&m=0&s=0&xywh=-89%2C-63%2C1764%2C1130

Aviyah Farkas
Los Angeles, CA

 


Susanna Vendel
 

Can it be the book: "How it happened: Documenting the Tragedy of Hungarian Jewry" by Ernö Munkacsi ?
ISBN 978-0773555129
Susanna Vendel
Stockholm, Sweden
Researching: Weisz (Salonta, Oradea), Wagner (Sighetu Marmatiei)
Rössler (Nagybecskerek, Budapest)


Larry Briggs
 

I would be very interested to learn more about this work. Is it specific to periods, regions, etc. 

Thank you.

Larry Briggs


davide@...
 

Me too would be interested in having news about that volume.
Thank you in advance.
Davide Csermely


On Sun, Feb 21, 2021 at 11:15 PM, <mefarkas@...> wrote:
Has anyone heard of:
Genealogical Revelations of Hungarian Jewish Families - First Volume Editor - Munkatchi 

The Magyar spelling of the Editor's name would actually be: Munkacsi.

Does anyone have a copy to look something up for me?

Thank you!
Aviyah (Mary) Farkas


mefarkas@...
 

Has anyone heard of:
Genealogical Revelations of Hungarian Jewish Families - First Volume Editor - Munkatchi 

The Magyar spelling of the Editor's name would actually be: Munkacsi.

Does anyone have a copy to look something up for me?

Thank you!
Aviyah (Mary) Farkas
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