PESTSZENTERZSEBET (Hung. Pestszenterzsébet), town, formerly a suburb of Budapest, Hungary. A Neologist congregation was founded there toward the end of the 19th century. In 1901 a synagogue was erected and in 1903 a talmud torah
During World War II, after the German occupation (March 19, 1944), the 3,000 Jews in Pestszenterzsebet were among the last to be deported to Auschwitz, on July 8. Very few returned, and in 1969 only six Jews were living there.
B. Krishaber, in: Zsidó Évkönyv, 1 (1927), 131–3.
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