Memorial Book
of the Jews of Kisvarda and its Vicinity

(Kisvárda, Hungary)

4813' / 2205'

Translation of
Kisvarda es Kornyeke Zsidosaga Emlekkonyv

Edited by: Rabbi Dr. Karoly Jolesz, Efrajim Agmon, Rabbi Smuel Aba Grosz, Jichak Mandel,
Avraham Marmorstein and Jozsef Reismann

Published in Tel Aviv, 1980



Project Coordinator

Peter S Spiro


Our sincere appreciation to Abraham Marmorstein, of Petach Tikvah, Israel,
one of the original editors of the book and the chair of the Kisvarda group for
his permission to place translations of this book on the JewishGen web site.

Our sincere appreciation to Yad Vashem
for the submission of this material for placement on the JewishGen web site.

This is a translation from:
Sefer yizkor le-kehilat Kleinwardein ve-ha-seviva (Memorial book of Kleinwarden and vicinity),
Ed: Rabbi Dr. Karoly Jolesz, et al., Tel Aviv, Kleinwardein Society, 1980 (269 pages, Hebrew, Hungarian, and English).

Note: The original book can be seen online at the NY Public Library site: Kisvarda

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This translation is in memory of my grandmothers, Gizella Fischer and Pessel Spiro, whom I never knew. They were two simple, pious women who went from the suffering and terror of the Kisvarda ghetto to perish in Auschwitz. May their memory be for a blessing.

My mother and grandmother Gizella arrived together at the gates of Auschwitz, where they were sent different ways by the infamous doctor known as the "angel of death." My mother had lost her kerchief on the way, and my grandmother took off hers and gave it to her, saying "you have a cold, you need it more than I do." That was the last time they saw each other.

Peter Spiro




Hebrew Page
List of the Names of the Martyrs 69
History of the Jews of Kisvarda
Kisvarda Lives in My Heart
Jewish Life in Kisvarda
Biographies of rabbis and dayanim
Our School
Our Yeshiva
Sabbath Keeping Businesses in Kisvarda (list of names)
Kisvarda Jews Serving in World War I
Between the Two Wars
Forced Labour Battalions
The Holocaust
Individual Reminiscences
Two Days in the Ghetto of Kisvarda
Notable People from Kisvarda
The Towns near Kisvarda (capsule summaries):
Hungarian Page
Kisvárda Martyrs 13
Martyrs from the Kisvárda region 24
Memorial in Kisvarda to the Jews who died during WWI


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