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Located at 47°29′27″N 18°38′11″E / 47.49074°N 18.63625°E, 21 miles W of Budapest, 22 miles NNE of Székesfehérvár. Jewish population: 231 (in 1880), 241 (in 1930). Yizkor necrology for Fejer county.  A document from 1306 refers to when Botond's sons János (John) and Peter got permission for a toll on their possession that included the town. Bicske was written Bykche, Biccke, Bykcze, Biczke, Bitske. From 1596, Bicske belonged to the Ottoman Empire. Count Adam Batthyany bought the land in 1642, building a castle as his residence. During the Batthyany era, the village, destroyed by the Turks, became a prosperous town. By the 19th century, Bicske was a well-developed market town with an observatory and a little castle (Hegyi-kastely) for astronomers. It was a settlement, a village, a market town, and a village constituting an administrative division. From 1688 to 1877, it was the chief town of the district. From 1877 to 1946, it belonged to the district of Vál. In 1947 it became independent with 12.000 inhabitants in 1986.[February 2009]

Jewish cemetery. Cemetery keys are with Jenő Katona, Tompa street 10 [Tompa Mihály utca 10], which is the location of the cemetery. The cemetery was restored in the summer of 2004 by the HFPJC Foundation. photos [February 2009]

Surrounded by stone fence. Interior restored (recemented/reercted gravestones, cleaned grounds and photographed individual stones) by HFPJC (July, 2004) by This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it (HFPJC).

JOWBR burial listings. [September 2010]

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