Bound by Fate
In Memory of the Jewish Community of Monor
(Monor, Hungary)

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Data presented in this book was collected and compiled by
former residents of Monor who grew up in the Nazi era of the mid-1940s.


Published by V. Roman
Toronto, Ontario, Canada


This book was printed in Hungarian in 2016.
The English version was printed in 2018.



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  Introduction 5
1. “Peaceful” Life in Monor Before 1939 7
2. The Jewish School of Monor 15
3. The Laws Against Jews and World War II 21
4. Forced Labour  
  Support for the Hungarian Army or the Elimination of Jews? 27
  Remembrances of the Forced Labourers 35
5. March 19, 1944 “the Final Solution” 55
6. July 8–9, 1944 65
“The Destination of the Deportation is Not Known”
7. Remembrances of the Surivors of the Deportations 71
Death Camps and Forced Marches to the End
8. Monor After the Deportation 97
9. Humane Humans 109
  Appendix 1Survivors and Victims of the Holocaust According to the Survivors Memory 119
                          Family trees 143
  Appendix 2The Holocaust Victims from Monor 153
  Appendix 3The Organization and Buildings of the Jewish Community of Monor 163
  Appendix 4Dr. Izsák Pfeiffer, Chief Rabbi of Monor 167
  Appendix 5Miklós Bokor Painter and Graphic Artist 171
  Appendix 6The Bookprinting of Ernő Popper 173
  Appendix 7Partial List of the Leaders of the Jewish Community of Monor 175
  Appendix 8Extract from the Hungarian Jewish Lexicon 1929 Related to Monor 177
  Glossary of Terms 179
  List of Sources 180
  Epilogue 182
  Copyright 184


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