The Past, Present, and Future of the Rural Hungarian Jewry 2021


The Tom Lantos Institute has been supporting the implementation of rural Hungarian Jewish culture and history projects for years. As part of this project, a teachers’ guide to the permanent exhibition at the Synagogue of Pécs titled “Living Together Then and Now” was published in 2018. In 2019, TLI contributed to the creation of the travelling exhibition titled “Pictures and memories from the past of the disappeared Jewish community of Sárbogárd.” In 2020, the Hungarian translation of the book “The Jews of Timișoara: A Historical Perspective” written by Tibor Schatteles was published, in cooperation with a Hungarian Jewish publishing house, Múlt és Jövő.

Since 2016, TLI has cooperated with the local Jewish community of Sátoraljaújhely in organising its annual event, the Day of Remembrance. This year’s programme will include a commemorative ceremony at the country’s only rural Jewish hospital (1904-1943) and a conference. In addition, an interactive online map of the town’s Jewish monuments and memorials will be developed and launched this year.