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Jews settled as merchants and farmers in the second half of the 18th century on the estates of Counts Csaky and Palffy. Their relations with Christians of the village were good. Imanuel Sicherman, born here in 1811, made a major contribution to improving agriculture and mechanization of farming. In 1941, 15 men went into forced labor. In 1944, immediately after Passover, the remainder were taken to the ghetto in Kisvarda and before Shavuoth to concentration camps. About 80 perished. After the war, about ten Jews returned to the village, but soon left.[February 2009]

 

Ófehértó Jewish cemetery: Cemetery caretaker is Istvánné Juhász, Felsőerdősor. [March 2009]

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