MOSONMAGYAROVAR: GYMS ( Magyaróvár and Moson)m Wieselburgm Altenburg, Óvár Print

47°52' N, 17°17' E,in NW Hungary, 21 miles NW of Győr.Alternate names: MOSONMAGYARÓVÁR [HUN, SINCE 1939], MOSON [HUN, BEFORE 1939], MAGYARÓVÁR [HUN, BEFORE 1939], ALTENBURG [GER], WIESELBURG [GER], UNGARISCH-ALTENBURG, Mosonmagyaróvár (German: Wieselburg-Ungarisch Altenburg; Latin. Ad Flexum) is a city in Győr-Moson-Sopron county in NW Hungary close to both the Austrian and Slovak borders with 2004 population of 30,200.

Mosonmagyaróvár was two separate towns, Magyaróvár and Moson (German: Wieselburg). The town of Moson was the original capital of Moson county, but the county seat was moved to Magyaróvár during the Middle Ages. The two towns combined in 1939. Due to the name's length, Mosonmagyaróvár is also referred to as Óvár amongst locals and Moson by foreigners. Jewish population: 519 (in 1880), 646 (in 1920).

Jewish cemetery: Still active. Address: i  Mosonyi M. Street. Hours are 13.00- 16:30. Telephone: (20) 965-6311. Mosonmagyaróvár Cemetery is in Moson part of town, renovated in 1990. Solomons Descendants Foundation maintains cemetery and other things. [February 2009]

photos and history: A chestnut true avenue leads to the cemetery with trees planted in 1860 when the cemetery was founded. Taken by the government until 1990, the cemetery is now surrounded by residential properties. Towards the front, a part of the former wrought-iron fence is visible. The cemetery houses marble plaques that were removed from the synagogue, which was torn down.  [Feb 2013]

Last Updated on Sunday, 03 March 2013 16:01