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This project is to connect with folks with ancestors who lived in Sárospatak. My grandfather's family came from there. I will be posting links and photos that I have found.


Visit to Budapest Holocaust Memorial in 2013
Photos and stories from my visit with my wife, granddaughter and cousin. Includes photos of the Páva Street Synagogue.

Sárospatak in 1977
My dear friends (and distant cousins) Joanna and Henry Weinstock sent me these photos and story of visiting Sárospatak with Henry's father who was born there. Henry's grandmother was a midwife and delivered many babies both Jewish and Christian.

Sárospatak Jewish Cemetery
I took photos of all the headstones in 2007. I have shared them with friends all over the world. This page has samples and a story of a visit by the Head Rabbi of the Netherlands in 2014.

Sárospatak Jewish History
Sárospatak is the home of my Hungarian ancestors. My grandfather Carl Schwartz (aka Marki Kalman) was born in this little town on the Bodrog River in the state of Zemplen, Hungary. My grandmother was born nearby. They would not say much about their town. And only after returning from our visit, did we find out why. We discovered that although Sárospatak was a very well known city in the 18th and 19th century, and was called the "Athens of Europe", its history in the Holocaust was tragic and horrifying to its Jewish residents.

Sárospatak Vintage Photos
Vintage photos from late 19th and early 20th centuries of Sárospatak.

Helmec Rabbinic District
According to my cousin who has researched the records, Sárospatak was in the Helmec Rabinnic District. So I am including this in-depth article about Helmec.