|MATTERSDORF, MATTERSBURG (Nagymarton): Burgenland|
The Burgenland area was called ":Sheva Kehilloth" (seven communities) but in fact there were about ten. In addition to Eisenstadt and Schlaining , there definitely was a cemetery in Mattersdorf and most likely in Deutschkreuz (called Zelem), possibly also in Kittsee You may find more information in Hugo Gold's book about the area. You may also be able to get info from the Jewish Museum in Eisenstadt.
Current name is Mattersburg. I visited Mattersburg in June 2001. All that is left is the Judengasse (with new buildings) and the Jewish cemetery. In the cemetery, which was destroyed, only a few tombstones and parts of tombstones remained, plastered to a wall. The municipality promised to keep the cemetery and not to build on it for 60 years as an exchange for the common and unclaimed property of the Jewish community in Mattersburg. As a gesture, they put new, identical tombstones in the field of the cemetery. On each of these stones is a Star of David with no names inscribed. I have photos that took at the cemetery in June 2001. M. Deutsch email: deutsch1 at bezeqint.net [September 2001]
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