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ALTERNATE NAMES: ABAÚJSZÁNTÓ [HUN], SZÁNTÓ. 48°17' N, 21°12' E, 23 MILES ENE OF MISKOLC. TODAY, IN BORSOD-ABAÚJ-ZEMPLÉN COUNTY, NE HUNGARY. JEWISH POPULATION: 1,086 (IN 1880), 681 (IN 1941)

The Eastern-style synagogue in Abaújszántó was built in 1913 in the town square (Jászay Square 15.). Today, a storage facility for Citizen Patrol. This town with 3,422 residents 17 km north of Szerencs in the Zemplén hills was an important market town of the Tokaj-hegyalja region for centuries. Famous for its  viticulture, handcrafts, and trade. There are four churches: the 14th century Gothic Roman Catholic church, the Calvinist church built in Baroque style in 1752; the late Baroque Lutheran church and the neo-Classical Greek Catholic church decorated with carvings. Several folk Baroque buildings and neo-classical dwelling-houses are landmarked.

Jewish cemetery: The victims of the Holocaust -- the Jewish people removed from Abaújszántó-- are honored in seven memorial plaques in the cemetery of the village. In good condition, the keys are held by Mrs. Jánosné Tallár (Dobó u. 18.). [March 2009]

8918 Városüzemelt.és Fogl.Közhasz.T. 3881 Abaújszántó Béke út.51 06-47-330-018, 024, 06-47-530-500 Madár György polgármester This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

 

 

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