HODMEZOVASARHELY: CSONG Print

Alternate names: Hóldmezõvásárhely [Hun], Ioneşti [Rom], Vašarelj [Croa]. The first synagogue was in the home of attorney Sámuel Matók in Szent István Square. The increasing Jewish  community required a new synagogue that was built on the plans of Miklós Busch. Used as a restaurant from the mid-19th century, in 1893, the local Jewish community ordered the construction of a one-story building with rooms for worship and for commercial and restaurant sections. Plans were drawn by Pál Petrecz. Called the Central Café, after the deportation of the Jews in WWII, it first served as a youth sports club hostel and later as headquarters of MADISZ. Redesigned between 1906 and 1908, renovations according to plans of Miksa Müller included an eclectic style and some arabesque elements. The music school has occupied the former synagogue since 1977. On the 30th anniversary of the deportation (1974), a marble memorial plaque was placed in the synagogue's entrance hall. In 1986 the city bought it and in 2004 returned it restored to the Jewish community. The synagogue is once again used for religious service. [March 2009]

Shtetlink. [June 2009]

CEMETERY: Located at Tuhutum Street 17. Hours: 9-18.00.  [February 2009]

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