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Alternate names: Eger [Hun], Erlau [Ger, Yid], Jager [Cz], Jáger [Slov], Jegar [Serb], Jagier [Pol], Eğri [Tur], Agria [Lat]. 47°54' N, 20°23' E, 23 miles SW of Miskolc. County seat of Heves. 1890 Jewish population: 2,396. Community history: Yehudei Erlau (Jerusalem, 1975). ShtetLink. JOWBR:Burial listings.

photo: the synagogue at Kunmadaras, Kossuth Lajos utca 06 59 527-342‎ in 1985. map. [February 2009]

Eger was mentioned in 1660 as a Jewish community. In 1841 Jews obtained the right of residence there however. A community organization (kahal) was set up in 1843. By 1858 861 Jews lived in the city with an additional 680 in the district. Its first rabbi was Joseph Zevi Weiss. After his death, the Orthodox members established a separate  community from the existing community. Their first rabbi was Simon Schreiber, son of Abraham Samuel Benjamin Sofer. Many Jews in Eger engaged in the wine trade. 2,559 Jews lived in Eger in 1920 and 1,787 in 1941. Deported to *Auschwitz by the Nazis on June 8, 1944, By 1946, only 215 Jews returned to Eger. [May 2010]

Cemetery: Caretakers are Mrs. Lászlóné Balogh and Mrs. Istvánné Breuer (Deméndi u. 21.). Visit with photos and burial list. [March 2009]

aerial photo. [May 2010]

JOWBR. [August 2010] .

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