Pecs, Hungary

 

General

    Pecs is a town in the Baranya district of Hungary. The Jewish community was organized in 1840. The synagogue depicted in the postcard below was consecrated in 1869. In 1941, there were about 3,500 Jews remaining in the town. In May, 1944, the Jews were confined to a ghetto, and in the first week of July, they were deported to Auschwitz. The synagogue still exists and has been declared an architectural monument.  Below is a thumbnail of a postcard depicting the synagogue in Pecs.  Please click on the thumbnail to see the full image, and then click your back key or "Postcard" in the left frame to return.

References

Spector, The Encyclopedia of Jewish Life Before and During the Holocaust (2001), P. 978

Encyclopedia Judaica, CD-Rom Edition, Keter Publishing

Museum of Tolerance On Line Learning Center

Copyright 2005 Edward Victor