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The Jews in this village were first mentioned in the census of 1770 as tradesmen. Relations with Christian neighbors were always good. In 1880, the Jews numbered 158, but only 70 by 1930. Their Orthodox congregation was subordinate to Nyirmada. They had a synagogue, cemetery, chevra kaddisha, talmud torah, and mikvah. In 1941, several men went to forced labor. In 1944, the remainder were taken to the Kisvarda ghetto. After the war, three women and seven men returned to a synagogue in ruins and gravestones in the cemetery overturned. Today, not a single Jew lives in the village. [February 2009]



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