Holocaust Memorial Tombs

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SITE OVERVIEW
A short report appeared on the inauguration of the two symbolic memorial tombs of deported Jews in the local daily newspaper Délmagyarország on 23 September 1947: “There were almost 2000 Jews who were destroyed by fascist madness, who not even had a symbolic grave. They were symbolically buried in black marble coffins in the hall of the synagogue by the Jewish Community.” The memorial tombs can be found in the entrance hall of the New Synagogue
GENERAL
A short report appeared on the inauguration of the two symbolic memorial tombs of deported Jews in the local daily newspaper Délmagyarország on 23 September 1947: “There were almost 2000 Jews who were destroyed by fascist madness, who not even had a symbolic grave. They were symbolically buried in black marble coffins in the hall of the synagogue by the Jewish Community.” The two black granite sarcophagi, just as the memorial boards, were placed inside, in the two corners of the entrance hall of the synagogue owned by the community. Epitaph of the south-eastern tomb commemorate martyr children, mothers and fathers. Hebrew text of a prayer for the dead, told at burial ceremonies, is inscribed on the tomb in the south-western corner. Typical burial symbols of Jewish cemeteries appear on both tombstones: the 8-pointed-star referring to divine guidance; a poppy head which refers to death, dream, night and mourning. The two sarcophagi were inaugurated on 21 September 1947, when, according to religious tradition, community fasting was announced by Chief Rabbi Jenő Frenkel.
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