Jewish Mementos in the Zala Comitatus

Jewish Szentpéterúr

Jews have been living here since the 18th century. In 1870 the highest number of Jews in town was counted, a total of 55 persons. In 1940 only a single Jewish citizen was recorded. The census of April 8, 1944 also held that only one Jewish person was living in Szentpéterúr, who was then relocated to Zalaszentgrót together with the other Jewish citizens of the Szentpéterúr notarial district. In mid June they were deported to Zalaegerszeg.

Two tombstones stand as reminders of the former cemetery. During the time the Pfeilkreuzler movement was in power Gizella Csertán hid a Jewish family from Budapest in the village. She was honored with the distinction “amender of the world”.

by Johannes Scholem Graf & Alexandra Vogt

2012.11.01