|Neu-Pest / Újpest|
Alternate names: Neu-Pest (Germ), Újpest. 47°34' N 19°05' E , 4.7 miles N of Budapest. Újpest, the 4th District in Budapest, is located on the left bank of the Danube River. The name Újpest means "new Pest" because the city was formed on the border of the city of Pest, Hungary in 1838. Újpest was a village for sixty years until 1907 when it became a town. In 1950, the town was unified with Budapest to form Greater Budapest. Since 1950, Újpest is the 4th District of Budapest.
Isaac Lowy wanted to move his shoe factory that he wanted to move to Pest but was unable to obtain a settlement permit because he was Jewish. In 1835, he decided to create a new town where he could build the factory. North of Pest in an empty tract of land owned by the Károlyi family, Lowy bought land. The deed included the rights of religious freedom, self-government, and engaging in business. By 1838, 13 Jewish families lived in Újpest. Later, Christians also resided there. Famous Jewish residents included the following:
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