A journey to Tiszakarád
I started the journey at Sátoraljaújhely which is a town ca. 20 miles from Tiszakarád. The 1st and 2nd photos show its old Jewish cemetery in the evening, at moon-light. (The man in the 2nd Sátoraljaújhely photo is the caretaker, a retired doctor, who helps me in my searches.)
In the village of Tiszakarad I took pictures on the few old houses, wishing to catch the atmosphere of the time when our great-grandparents lived there. The two starting pictures, however, belong to the modern times: sunflower was not so widespread in the 19th century and the welcome plate at the entrance of the village is obviously quite new.
Click here to view these photos: Tiszakarád
On my way back I stopped in the village Mád which is ca. 40 miles from Tiszakarád. Around 600 Jews lived here in the past, most of them worked in vineyards. This village has a nice, late-baroque synagogue. Its recent restoration received an international architecture-price, the Europa Nostra award. The Jewish cemetery is also beautiful and includes many 200-year old tombstones. In the past famous rabbis ("wonder-rabbis") lived in Mád. Orthodox pilgrims from the US and Israel visit regularly their graves and put on written wishes, as shown in the photos.
Click here to view these photos: The village of Mád
Later in the evening I had a look on the old Jewish cemetery of Eger which is half way between Budapest and Tiszakarád. (I visited graves there that belong to another branch of my family.) Next day I visited the 20th century Pesterzsébet cemetery. The Láncz grave is in the middle of the 1st Peterzsébet photo.
Click here to view 5 photos: Eger and Pesterzsébet