Jewish mementos in Györ-Moson-Sopron Comitatus



The Jewish cemetery lies at the outskirts of the village, where only the birds fly... It recounts the fact that several Jewish families had been living in this village from the end of the 19th century on. But Csorna, being the larger city, drew them in, almost all of the Jews left in the hope of a better life there. The former Jewish community bought a fairly large cemetery, not assuming that even centuries before the Holocaust there would be no more Jews living in Farád, that they would move to Csorna where trade offered them far greater chances of prosperity. Two thirds of the cemetery are empty today, only one third holds graves. All but one of the tombstones carry Hebrew inscriptions. The only Hungarian tombstone is that of József Rehberger who apparently was a merchant of lumber. He died at age 51 in 1939. Bözsi and Lea sadly bid him farewell.

by Johannes Scholem Graf & Alexandra Vogt