Jewish Mementos in the Zala Comitatus

Jewish Várvölgy

The town was created by the merging of Felső and Alsózsid, Jews started to live here at the end of the 18th century. In 1890 there were 43 Jews in Várvölgy, the highest number recorded. The census of April 8, 1944 only counted 3 persons, all members of the same family. The Jewish citizens of the notarial district of Várvölgy were brought to the Keszthely ghetto on May 16 and deported to Zalaegerszeg on June 20. The register of names from the Keszthely ghetto dated May 26 and the list of persons deported to Zalaegerszeg only showed 2 persons, the spouses Lajos and Lajosné Rechnitzer. There are still a few tombstones remaining from the Jewish cemetery in the forest close to the town.

by Johannes Scholem Graf & Alexandra Vogt