Their Legacies Remain...
The vast majority of the Jews of Munkács were murdered. Only documents, testimonies, archival films, Pages of Testimony and a handful of photos remain, that tell their stories – testimony to the persecution of an entire Jewish community. Rabbis, teachers and their students, tradesmen and slave laborers – men, women and children.
"Forlorn, so forlorn! From the Munkács community… that used to make up half the town's population – only two whole families remained. One, the Ungar Family, the watchmaker, whose shop stood at the corner of the Latorica courtyard – the parents and two sons returned. The second: our family, that is, my wife, my son and me. None of the other families remained complete. When we immigrated to Eretz Israel, only a few hundred Jews were living in Munkács... Complete annihilation".
(Eliyahu Rubin, Mimunkacz ad Auschwitz [Hebrew], p. 52)
Every family, and every name represents an entire world, with its history and its memories. Before you are the stories of two Jewish families from Munkács as well as a group of friends, members of the third graduating class of the Munkács Hebrew Gymnasium. We see their faces, learn their names and reveal their stories and thus, we remember.