Jewish Budapest



This richly illustrated history of the Jews in Budapest, from medieval times to the present day, provides a comprehensive account of their culture and ritual customs. It looks in turn at each of the "Jewish quarters" of the city, focusing on patterns of settlement and occupation on biographic details and historical monuments. The book pays special attention on the one hand to the usage of Hebrew and to Jewish scholarship and on the other, to the integration of Jews into society and to the preservation of their Jewish identity.


"Jewish Budapest is the very first, excellently documented, and broad discussion of the entire history of Budapest's Jewry. It presents an extremely rich and complex picture of the Budapest Jews. It however, offers more than that: a contribution to Central and Eastern European history... and a comparative approach to the history of the 'Jewish cities' of Europe"

Ivan Berend

University of California, Los Angeles

Jewish Budapest - Monuments, Rites, History


by Kinga Frojimovics, Géza Komoróczy, Viktória Pusztai and Andrea Strbik


Edited by Géza Komoróczy


English edition 1999 by Central European University Press


Translated by Vera Szabó


Topography and cover design by István Kiss

(soft cover)

7680,- HUF