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Jewish house in museum

During my last trip to Uzhgorod I visited local Museum of Folk Architecture near custle. Among different wooden buildings and household constructions of XIX century stand one pisant house with David stars on the roof.

Jewish house

Jewish house

I haven’t recognize them unless museum caretaker point to them and said that it is “Jewish House” and belong to jewish shoemaker. On the small building’s description table I find that it was build at 1869 in village Rakoshine near Mukachevo and was bought during museum creation from peasant Kotsiban at 1969. On the door jamb were find lightly recognizable mark of destroyed mezuzah… It is obviously that last house owner was a Ukrainian and many unanswered questions appear in that moment.

What happened with last Jewish inhabitans of this house? Are they still laying in unknown grave near their native village or turned into Aushwitz ash together with other 600 000 Hungary Jews in 1944? May be they were lucky to emmigrate and make old bones in USA or another country? I don’t think so, 90% of Carpathian Ruthenia haven’t survived in flame of Holocaust, especially rural inhabitans…

Trace of destroyed mezuzah

Trace of destroyed mezuzah 

David starts on the roof

David starts on the roof

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