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The 1770 census shows Jews from Subcarpathia as merchants with a few craftsmen and farmers. Jews owned a mill and a distillery. The congregation  subordinate to Kisvarda had a local prayerhouse, cheder, shoket, gabbai, and an occasional teacher, but no school since children studied in nearby Kisvarda. In 1919, during the "White Terror," several Jews were emprisoned in Kisvarda. In 1938, the farmers lost their land. Just after Passover 1944, the Jews of Fenyeslitke forced into the ghetto of Kisvarda and then to Auschwitz. After they were taken away, a mob broke into the prayerhouse, tore up the Torah, and desecrated the building. A few Jews returned briefly after the war with only two Jewish families remaining in 1947.


Fényeslitke Jewish cemetery

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