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Dear Visitor,

After our foundation had been established and first stage of preparation of our home page closed, we kindly ask you who lived in Monor before and have got old documentation or photos in connection with Monor Jewish community, please provide copies for us.
On this page of our home page we plan to show documents, photos of the old era so that presentation of life and story of Monor Jewish community can be as complete as possible.

Yours sincerely

György Kugel


As a memento of Isaac Pfeiffer

One of the many hundred thousand Hungarian Jewish casualties, and one of the many hundred Hungarian rabbis, who, along with their followers, fell victim to the forces of destruction. His life was wholly that of a dedicated religious leader; he rose above the daily struggles of the common pastor. He was an exceptional person: poet, scientist, rabbi and a veritable true man.

Dr. Sámuel Lõwinger

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Confession about Isaac Pfeiffer

"You, who know my every secret, you’re my secret trusty man” these two lines of my Pfeiffer IzsákFather’s poem he wrote to me live in my memory for ever .....

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We remember respectfully and thankfully

László Dömötör, the commander of the company of inmates of forced labour camp No. 101/309, who rescued his company with his bravery, human hold and responsibility.

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Report - by names - about Jewish victims and few survivors of Monor during the horrible years of World War II

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Monor residents who saved Jewish lives

We remember those from Monor with respect and gratitude who helped to save Jews in the 2nd World War.

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Not only people, lived in Monor rest in the Jewish cemetery of Monor, but those Jewish who were deported to the ghetto of Monor from other villages and towns.. These people died or killed themselves for the horrible circumstances and humiliations.
These martyrs rest in anonymous graves, we’d like to remember them with mentioning their names.

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Excerpts from the Album’s Foreword

It has been 25 years since the War broke out and 200,000 Hungarian Jews went to battle. 25 years after the first „anti-Jewish law” (van erre valami jobb szó?!), and in the wake of the second one, the Veterans’ Committee was founded under the Pest Jewish Community. The main objective of this Committee’s written programme is to prepare a statistical account of the Hungarian Jewish veterans of the 1914-18 war; to enumerate all those who fought, and sacrificed their life and blood for this Country… So we know about them and know who they were… So that their names are preserved for eternal memory and as examples for future generations!
…May the glorious war deeds of the fathers show a way for their sons in their self-sacrificing love for this Country!...
And all of you, who hold this book, take it and spread it among the comrades, without regard to religion. For our shared past and shared suffering strengthens and ensures our shared future… the future of this land, our dear homeland our and the homeland of our descendants, for which to live and work is happiness, to suffer, bleed and die is honour!...

Budapest, March 1940

In honour of the War Veterans of Monor

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In commemoration of Katalin Kugel

Sorrow of a parent whose child died must be the biggest of all pains. Especially if the child became a victim of holocaust. My father has never spoken about the terrible loss of his daughter Katalin Kugel.
What I know is a one-time experience from my little childhood: Once my father and me were standing at our gate when a young woman saluted us and she was talking with my father for a while. When she said good-bye and we went into the house I saw that my father was weeping..I asked him what was the matter and this was the only time when he spoke about Kati. The young woman was a friend of Kati when they were small children and lived on the same street.
Kati, her mother and the other women of the family were deported to Auschwitz. My father returned to Monor and there he was informed of what happened.
When deported people arrived at Auschwitz and they were separated according to their working ability, my grandmother was sent immediately to a separate group . Kati ran to her, embraced her and was shouting: I don’t let my grandmother go away! Kati wasn’t allowed to go back to her mother and she was killed by gas in the first group. She was 14 years old. The mother of Kati, my father’s sisters, Julka and her husband and son, Margit and her husband didn’t return.
When my father came back from the forced labour camp he started waiting for return of his family. When it was proved that they wouldn’t come back he founded a new family. I can thank my birth to this fact

Monor 30-11-2005.
György Kugel

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Interview was made by SURVIVIRS OF THE SHOAH VISUAL HISTORY FONDATION with Tibor Koltai in 2001.

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