48°11' N, 22°04' E, NE Hungary, 2 miles SSW of Kisvárda.. Jewish population: 74 (in 1880), 50 (in 1944)

See Kisvarda

Jews settled in Ajak in the second half of the 18th century and by 1770 were merchants, craftsmen and farmers. The congregation formed in 1902 as part of the Kisvarda rabbinate with a synagogue, a cemetery, and cheder for 10 to 12 children. Jews suffered at the hands of the irregular troops organized to fight against the Czechs. Young men were pressed into forced labor battalions. In 1944, the fifty remaining Jews in the community were taken to the ghetto in Kisvarda. Only five of them survived.[February 2009] Source?


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