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

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Translation of the “Kocsord” 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 493.


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[Page 493]

Kocsord

Translated by Jerrold Landau

Donated by Aaron Slotnik

Kocsord is a village in the district of Szatmár, Mátészalka region, on the Kraszna River. In 1941, its population was 2,842.

 

Jewish Population

Year Population
1784/85 4
1880 73
1930 65

 

Until the Second World War

The first Jews settled in Kocsord during the latter half of the 18th century.

Most of the Jews were peddlers and poor shopkeepers, who barely maintained any connection with the residents, who were also poor farmers.

The community, which defined itself as Orthodox, was dependent on Mátészalka. Its Jews were pious in their religious observance. There was a synagogue, a cheder, a cemetery and a mikva in the town.

 

The Holocaust

Immediately after Passover, in April 1944, the Jews of Kocsord were deported to Mátészalka. They were transported to Auschwitz at the end of May, where they all perished.

Jews did not return to Kocsord after the Holocaust. The official community was registered as defunct in 1946.

 

Bibliography:
Borovszky: Szatmár vármegye, p. 150. In: Magyarország vm–i.

 


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