“Ópályi” - Encyclopedia of Jewish
Communities in Hungary
(Hungary)

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Translation of the “Ópályi” chapter from
Pinkas Hakehillot Hungary

Edited by: Theodore Lavi

Published by Yad Vashem

Published in Jerusalem, 1975


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This is a translation from: Pinkas Hakehillot Hungary: Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities, Hungary,
Edited by Theodore Lavi, published by Yad Vashem, Jerusalem. Page 145.


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[Page 145]

Ópályi

Translated by Jerrold Landau

Ópályi is a town in the region of Szatmár, district of Mátészalka,
five kilometers from the district city. In 1941, its population was 2,507.

 

Jewish Population

YearPopulation
1784/8542
1880182
1900197
1930160

 

Until the Second World War

The first Jews settled in Ópályi during the latter half of the 18th century. There was an organized community in 1885, dependent on the rabbinate of Mátészalka. It had a synagogue (the year it was built is unknown), a Chevra Kadisha (burial society), and a cemetery. Its final rabbi, Rabbi Yechezkel Shraga Weinberger (1925-1944) perished in the Holocaust.

 

The Holocaust

The men between the ages of 18-50 were distributed to forced labor camps in 1941.

Immediately after Passover 1944, the Jews of Ópályi were transferred to Mátészalka. From there, they were deported to Auschwitz at the end of May.

The community was not renewed after the war.

A. G.

 

Bibliography:
Borovsky: Szatmár vámegye, p. 135. In: Magyarország vm-i.
Jungreisz, E.: Egy Magyar ortodox rabbi életmüve.
Uj Kelet, 1963, no. 27, p. 17.

 


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