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Sefer zikaron le-kehilat Dunaszerdahely
Editor: Abraham (Alfréd) Issachar Engel
Published in Tel Aviv 1975
Published in Tel Aviv 1975
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|Part 1: The Community|
|Chapter 1. General Background||19|
|Chapter 2. The Beginning of the Jewish Settlement
Organizing the Jewish life.
The Privileges Document.
|Chapter 3. Community Life in the 18th Century
Rights and duties.
Building a new synagogue.
|Chapter 4. The 19th and 20th Centuries, until the Holocaust
Prosperity and Occupations.
After the Emancipation.
The turn of the century.
The First World War.
Under Czechoslovakian rule.
A statistical table.
The spoken languages.
|Chapter 5. The Rabbis, their Lives and Works
The rabbis of the community.
Rabbis born and residing in the community.
The rabbis of the Elistal community.
List of books and booklets.
|Chapter 6. The Community and its Institutions
Authority and implementation.
Conflicts in the community.
The Community Center.
The Rabbinate Office.
The Great Synagogue.
Societies and Organizations.
Leaders and public figures.
|Chapter 7. The Appearance and Character of the Community
Sabbath and Holidays.
Legends from Szerdahely (from the stories of Csermely Gyula).
|Chapter 8. Political and Public Life
General parties and the Jewish party.
The Jewish movements.
Agudat Israel and Zionist movements.
|Part 2: The Holocaust|
|Chapter 9. Years of Horror, General Description
The community in the mirror of changing Regime.
Without a ruler.
The Hungarian Occupation.
Between two borders.
The years 1939 and 1940.
Deportation of Foreigners.
Dispossession and denial of occupations.
The Work groups.
Occupations in the years of war.
|Chapter 10. Episodes from the Holocaust
The German invasion.
The dispersion of the community.
The establishment of the Ghetto.
Gathering in the Great Synagogue.
|Chapter 11. After the Destruction
The renewal of the community, after the storms of war subsided.
The funeral of the community and the 18 [Chay = living] Regulations.
Restoration and building.
Change of evaluations.
Memories from the community.
|Part 3: The Neighboring Communities|
|Chapter 12. The Somorja and Magendorf Communities
The Somorja Community, by Blanka and Dr. Julia Tauber.
The Magendorf community, by Shlomo Blumenfeld.
|T a b l e s|
|Memorial to the Families||319|
Translated by Alex Revai
|Chapter I. Background||15|
|Chapter II. Beginning of the Jewish settlement||16|
|Chapter III. A few mementoes from the XVIIIth century||18|
|Chapter IV. The XIXth century
Official status of the Jewish community after the emancipation.
The Jewish Centrum in flames.
From the turn of the century to the Holocaust.
Times of the first WW. Under Czechoslovakian rule.
The multilingual community.
|Chapter V. The lives and (scholarly) works of the Rabbis
Important Rabbis, who were born and lived at Szerdahely.
Rabbis of the Alistal community.
|Chapter VI. Various institutions of the Community and public figures
Authority of the J. Community.
The big debate.
The J. Community
Center. Office of the Rabbi.
The Big Synagogue. Educational institutions.
The Jewish school.
TalmudTorah and Yeshivas.
Societies and associations.
Leaders of the Community and the Institutions.
|Chapter VII. Our little city, Szerdahely
Social life of the J. Community and the citizenry. Shabbat and Holidays.
Purim. Occupations and livelihoods.
Famous personalities of Szerdahely.
From the stories of Gyula Csermely.
|Chapter VIII. Politics
Jewish activism. Agudat Israel.
Hashomer Hatzair and Betar.
|Chapter IX. Years of fear and the Holocaust
J. Community during the changes.
Occupation by the Hungarians. Between two borders, 19391940. 1941. 1942.
Forced labor service.
How did we make a living during the war? OMZSA
(Hungarian National Association to Assist Jews). 1943
|Chapter X. The Holocaust
The German occupation. Dissolution of the J. Community and they ran from the persecutors.
In the Ghetto.
Roundup in the Big Synagogue.
|Chapter XI. After the Holocaust
The storm calms down.
The new J. Community.
The big burial.
The renewal of life.
The atmosphere changes: the first ones are leaving.
The living remember.
|Chapter XII. Neighboring J. Communities
Blanka Tauber and Dr. Julia Tauber: The J. Community of Somorja.
Shlomo Blumenfeld: The J. Community of Nagymagyar.
|Content of the Pictures and Documents in the Hebrew (language) Section||160|
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