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Yad Vashem A Jewish Community in the Carpathian Mountains- The Story of Munkács

Commemoration of the Munkács Community

Pages of Testimony

Yad Vashem - The Central Database of Shoah Victims’ Names

The Central Database of Shoah Victims’ Names is a unique commemorative enterprise of Yad Vashem to memorialize the six million Jewish Holocaust victims and redeem the names and life stories of each and every one.

Since the 1950s, Pages of Testimony have been submitted to Yad Vashem containing the biographical details about the victims. These Pages reveal to us the Jewish story during the Holocaust – and before it took place.

The following Pages of Testimony reveal the fate of just one family from Munkács, the Kenigsbergs, who serve as one example of the countless families devastated during the Holocaust. David Tzvi Kenigsberg and Chana Goldberger lived opposite each other on Shimonova Street in Munkács. They later married, and went to live in another house on the same street. David worked as a forester and trader, earning a respectable living for his family. Their three children studied at the Munkács Hebrew Gymnasium from kindergarten up. In May 1944 the Kenigsberg family was sent, in the same cattle car, from Munkács to Auschwitz-Birkenau, together with the rest of their community. Chana, her daughter Zehava-Zlata and her son Moshe were murdered at Auschwitz. The father, David Tzvi and the middle son Ze'ev survived. Ze’ev immigrated to Eretz Israel in January 1948 and in the end of that year his father joined him as well.

Zlata KenigsbergZlata Kenigsberg

Moshe KenigsbergMoshe Kenigsberg

Chana KenigsbergChana Kenigsberg

The online exhibition was made possible through the generous support of:

Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against Germany

The Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against Germany works to secure compensation and restitution for survivors of the Holocaust.

Since 1951, the Claims Conference - working in partnership with the State of Israel - has negotiated for and distributed payments from Germany, Austria, other governments, and certain industry; recovered unclaimed German Jewish property; and funded programs to assist the neediest Jewish victims of Nazism.