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                         Address: BP. X. Kozma u. 6. Tel: 262-4687 
Photos taken by the author Illés András on July 2002.

 The Jewish community received a large area from the city administration in 1868 from the territory of the Rákoskeresztúr Public Cemetery. The cemetery was planned by architect Freud Vilmos.
Between 1905 - 1910 a geat number of Jewish were exhumed and transported in this new cemetery by the Pest Chevra Kadisa.
The following brief description is that of the largest existing Jewish cemetery in Budapest, where more tan 300,000 Jews have been buried:  The entrance is decorated in white and forms part of a major building complex. The function rooms, central preparation halls, offices and ceremony halls are separated for men and women. The building was designed by the architect Freund Vilmos in 1891. During the past decades, this cemetery become also the central cemetery of the Jewish inhabitants of Budapest.

Important sights: 

-At the inside wall of the entrance building you can find a memorial  
  monument for the 10,000 Jewish Hungarian soldiers, died during WWI. 
-Military monument of the volunteer soldiers of the revolution of 1849 ( design by Lajta Béla). 
-Monument for the martyrs of the Hungarian Holocaust, realised by the famous Hungarian olympic champion and architect Hajós Alfréd ( he was the first Hungarian olympian to win a gold medal). 
-The large white walls and columns-pillars holds the names of all of the victims (some hand-written entries complete the list) and here are buried 2,000 victims of the Klauzál tér ghetto from the last months of WWII. 

Pictures of the Holocaust Monument

Plot for the Martyrs;
Monument of the Jewish forced labourers, decorated with a big Torah
(inscription: "This company of 196 workers, marching back from the battle of Volga river in Russia, were all murdered on 11th October 1944 in Kiskunhalas.
Monuments of the heroes of the resistance fighters.


    5/c plot 3/23.  Here was buried Miss Szenes Hanna
1950-ben exhumed in 1950 and brought to Israel as a
national heroin).
We can find here a 2 m high memorial column, remembering her.

Grave of the wonder rabbi Oppenheimer

 Visitor's signs on the grave     

The gravestones of the rabbis

Main building

Komjádi Béla olimpic winner's grave

Hajós Alfrés's grave


Other  famous names:
Róna József sculptor
Bródy Sándor playwright
Forrai György music composer
Selényi Pál research physicist
Wittmann Viktor aviation pioneer
Kellér Andor  writer and Kellér Dezso actor, 
Fehér Klára writer
Gózon Gyula actor ( statue by Varga Imre)
Szép Erno writer
Hajós Alfréd architect ( central sport swimming pool on the Margaret Island)
Kishegyi Árpád opera singer (modern Menorah design)

Extremely important crypts:

Blockner family crypt
Brüll family's crypt ( outside with lions, inside with mosaics decoration)
Gerster Kálmán and  Sróbl Alajos graves ( MTK sport club's financial directors) 
Hay family's crypt  ( in secession style)
Schmidl mausoleum ( designed by Lajta Béla)  decorates with the Zsolnay ceramics and mosaics. Renovated, see on photo.
Goldberger Berthold's crypt in secession style 
          ( History of the family see at Óbuda textile factory)
Wellisch family crypt ( see photo)
Kornfeld Zsigmond bank-and stock exchange bank director's grave
Heidelberg family's grave ( nice wrought iron gate) 
Griesz family crypt (designes by Lajta Béla) lions figures, inside mosaic cupola ( see photo)
Redlich-Ohrenstein gravestone ( designed by Alpár Ignác, the same of the Parliament house)
Urbán family grave
Lichtenstein Samu grave (art deco)
Hüvös József grave ( Egyptian design elements)
Halmos graves( Egyptian stile columns)
Schwarcz grave ( designed by Lajta Béla)
Freund Béla and family's grave with monumental columns
Szabolcsi Miksáné grave ( Lajta Béla design)
Lukács József bankdirector's grave ( father of the famous Lukács György philosopher)    

Old gravestones

 Baumhorn Lipót architect's grave  

      Rózsavölgyi Márk's grave

 Brüll Zsigmond grave

     A Brüll crypt decoration

         The Schmidl crypt

           Mosaic decoration

    Wellisch family mauzoleon

   Inside mosaic decoration

    Redlich family crypt

The age of Holocaust   1944 – 1945.

                           Monument for the victims of WWII.

                Rememberences Whole family (Schwartz and Stern) lost

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