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Čantavir Graves in the Jewish Cemetery: Lowy and Friedmann Families 52-56 Kanjiška Street 1988 Eight Jews survived the war and returned to Čantavir. There are commemorative inscriptions on several graves to the Holocaust victims in the Jewish cemetery. The Löwy and Friedmann family graves are a typical representative of such graves. Both gravestones were erected before the war and the names of the victims were later on engraved on them. Both are made of black granite and have the shape of an obelisk. On the grave of Simon Löwy (1844-1924), names of the family members who perished in Auschwitz are added after the war. At the top part of the grave is the epitaph for Simon Löwy -פ"נ איש יקר רוח ישר ונאמן [עליו השלום] החבר שמחה יהודה בן מו"ה [מורנו הרב] גרשון הלוי ע"ה נפטר כ"ד ונקבר כ"ה בטבת "בן שמונים שנה שנת תרפ"ד ק תנצבה שם אמו מרת אידל (Here is buried a dear, honest and faithful man peace be upon him fellow member of the community Simcha Yehuda the son of our teacher Rabbi Gershon Halevi, peace be upon him, died 24 in Tevet and was buried 25 in Tevet, eighty-years old, in the year 5684 May his memory be a blessing His mother's name is Mrs. Idel). In Hungarian: It nyugszik a szerető hű férj és jóságos apa Löwy Simon elhunyt 1924 január 1. vallásos és istenfélő életének 80-ik évében (Here rests the loving faithful husband and kind father Simon Löwy, who died on January 1, 1924 in the 80th year of his observant and God-fearing life). Underneath is a dedication in Hungarian: Emlékét szeretettel örzik hitvese és gyermekei (The memory is kept with love by wife and children). At the bottom part are engraved the names of the victims: Auschwitz 1944. Löwyné Gottlieb Mária 1898. Löwy Rezső 1887. Löwy Tibor 1932. Gottliebné Schlesinger Aurelia. Gábor László. The victims were all murdered in Auschwitz 1944. Mária Löwy née Gottlieb 1989. Rezső Löwy 1887. Tibor Löwy 1932. Aurelia Gottlieb née Schlesinger, László Gábor. The second tomb is of Simon Löwy's wife, Rozália Löwy nee Goldabeiter (1848-1941). At the top part of the grave is the epitaph for Rozália Löwy פ"נ האישה החשובה והיקרה מרת חיי שרה ע"ה אשת הה"ר שמחה יהודא הלוי "נפטרה השם טוב ביום ח לחדש טבת ונקברה ביום ט" בשנת תשא בפ"ק [בלי פקר קטן] פה טשאנסאווער תנצבה ושם אמה יוכבאד (Here is buried the important and dear wife Chaya Sara peace be upon her Wife of Rabbi Simcha Yehuda Halevi Died in a good name on the 8th of the month of Tevet and was buried on the 9th in the year 5701 Here in Čantavir May her memory be a blessing And her mother's name is Yokheved). In Hungarian: It nyugszik a szeretett jó anyánk Löwy Simonné Goldarbeiter Rozália elhunyt 1941 január 7. vallásos és istenfélő életének 93-ik évében (Here rests our beloved mother, the wife of Simon Löwy, Rozália née Goldarbeiter, who died on January 7, 1941 in the 93th year of her observant and God-fearing life). Underneath is a dedication in Hungarian: Emlékét szeretettel örzik gyermekei (The memory is kept with love by children). There is also an epitaph of Marta Friedmann who survived the Holocaust and was buried in this family grave ('Friedmann Márta 1908-1988'). At the bottom part are engraved the names of the victims: Auschwitz 1944. Friedmanné Löwy Etel 1872. Friedman Mór 1865. Friedman Géza 1896. Friedman Reneé 1902. Kleinné Friedman Ilus 1905. Klein József 1904 Ukrajna 1943. Klein Marika 1936. (all died in Auschwitz 1944, Etel Friedmann nee Löwy (1872-1944), Mór Friedman (1865-1944), Géza Friedman (1896-1944), Renee Friedman (1902-1944), Ilus Klein nee Friedman (1905-1944), József Klein (1904-1943-Ukraine), and Marika Klein (1936-1944). The survivor Marta Friedmann's grandparents were Simon and Rozália Löwy. Her mother was their daughter Etel who married Mór Friedmann. Her parents and her siblings – Géza, Renee, Ilus and József were all murdered in Auschwitz. One can assume that it was probably Marta Friedmann, who added the names of her murdered family members to the existing family grave. I would llike to thank Mr. Neven Popović for the image.
Čantavir Grave in the Jewish Cemetery: Furst Family 52-56 Kanjiška Street One of the most moving family monuments that we have encountered is the Fürst family grave. The grave consists of two parts standing on a low stepped platform. The front part is a stele made of light stone. It contains the inscription in Hungarian that reads: 'vérző szívünkben emléketek lángja örökké égni fog' - in our bleeding hearts, the flame of remembrance of you will burn forever. This part is topped with a bouquet of artifical stone flowers in a black marble vase. The back structure is a tombstone made of black marble with the arched inscription in Hungarian reading: 'Auswitzi és Ukrajnai kedveseink emlékére' - in memory of our loved ones from Auschwitz and Ukraine. Below are engraved seven names of the victims from the Fürst family: Fürst Károly, Fürst Károlyne, Fürst Miklos, Fürst Pista, Fürst Andor, Fürst Tibike, Fürst Erzsébet. At the bottom is engraved the name of Fürst Margit (1906-1992) who survived the war and was buried here. Here is some information about the victims: Fürst Károly and his wife Fürst Károlyne. Károly was murdered in an unnamed camp in Germany in 1944. His wife, Regina, nee Adler, was killed in Auschwitz in 1944. Their son, Miklos, born in 1921, was murdered in 1944 in Auschwitz, and their younger son Pista (from István), born in 1925, was murdered in an unnamed camp in Germany in 1944. Fürst Andor - brother of Károly, born in 1899, was murdered in 1943 in Hungary, probably in a forced labor camp of the Hungarian army. Fürst Tibike, son of Fürst Andor, born in 1938, was murdered in Auschwitz. Fürst Erzsébet, born in 1921, was murdered in Auschwitz. Fürst Margit (1906-1992) survived the war with her husband Géza (Fürst Géza), brother of Fürst Károly. Fürst Aliza (Lizzie; 1917-1984), also survived the Holocaust and immigrated to Israel. I assume that Aliza was the daughter of Andor and a sister of Tibike. Probably these surviving family members of the Fürst family erected the monument. Information on the Fürst family members and their fate during the Holocaust can be found on the website
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