Famous jewish personalities of Balassagyarmat

 Rabbis, scholars:

 

Rabbi Ezekiel Baneth z'tl (Óbuda, 1773 - Nyitra, 1854)

 

Rabbi Mordechai Baneth z'tl (Óbuda, 1872 - Stomfa, 1849/50)

 

Rabbi Benjamin Ze'ev Wolf  Boskowitz z'tl (Boskowitz, 1740 - Bonyhád, 1818)

 

Chief Rabbi Aharon David Deutsch z'tl (Raudnitz, 1812 - Balassagyarmat, 1878)

 

Chief Rabbi David (Chaim Aron David) Deutsch z'tl (Balassagyarmat, 1898 - Auschwitz/Mauthausen?, 1944)

 

Chief Rabbi Joseph Israel (Yosef Yisroel) Deutsch z'tl (Pozsony, 1843 - Balassagyarmat, 1927.)

 

Chief Rabbi Moshe Deutsch z'tl (Pozsony, 1844 - Salgótarján, 1931.)

 

Chief Rabbi Menachem Zvi Deutsch z'tl (Balassagyarmat, 1898 - Auschwitz, 1944)

 

Chief Rabbi Meir Eisenstadter z'tl, also known as "Maharam Ash" (Sasvár, 1780- Ungvár, 1852)

 

Rabbi Judah Leib Engel z'tl

 

Rabbi Moses Engel z'tl (Balassagyarmat, 1739- Pilisvörösvár, 1820) rabbi, poet.

 

Rabbi Pinkász Kálmán z'tl (Balassagyarmat, 1917- Jerusalem, 2011)

 

Rabbi Joseph Rosenberg z'tl (Balassagyarmat, 1829 - Püspökladány, 1905)


Rav Yochanan Sofer, Rebbe of the Erlau Yeshiva in Jerusalem (Eger,1923 - )

 

Rabbi  Gyula Sámuel Spiegler z'tl (Balassagyarmat, 1838- Budapest, ?)

 

Chief Rabbi Maier Zipser z'tl (Balassagyarmat 1815 - Rohonc, 1869)

 


Leaders of the Jewish Community

 

Lajos Bakos z'l (Balassagyarmat, 1925 - Budapest, 1998)

 

Mór Boros z'l teacher (Balassagyarmat, 1887  - Auschwitz, 1944)

 

Mór Brett z'l school-principal (Balassagyarmat, 1841 - Balassagyarmat, 1919)

 

Mihály Lázár z'l  Chairman of the Jewish Community (Balassagyarmat, 1886 - Auschwitz, 1944 )

 

József Róth  z'l, Chairman of the Jewish Community (Deménd, 1913 - Balassagyarmat, 2003)

 


Artists , entertainers

 

The Dolly Sisters, revue-dancer twins: Jennie Deli (Balassagyarmat, 1892 - New York, 1941) and Rosie Deli (Balassagyarmat, 1892 - New York, 1970)

 

József Gábor, opera singer (Balassagyarmat, 1879Illéspuszta, 1929)

 

Michel Gyarmathy, scene and costume designer, art director of the Paris Folies Bergere (Balassagyarmat, 1908  - Paris, 1996) 

 

Ernő Kondor, composer, violinist, founder of the first Hungarian cabaret (Balassagyarmat, 1881 - Budapest, 1951)

 

Iván Markó, ballet-dancer, choreographer (Balassagyarmat, 1947 -)

 

Márk Rózsavölgyi, composer, violinist, the "father of  Czardas Dance"(Balassagyarmat, 1789 - Pest, 1848)


 Physicians, jurists

 

Dr. Gyula Gábor jurist, historian (Balassagyarmat, 1868 – Budapest,  1936)

 

Dr. Manó Hasenfeld physician, balneologist, private lecturer (Balassagyarmat, 1836 – Budapest, 1905)

 

Dr. Ármin Neumann jurist (Nagyvárad, 1845 - Budapest, 1909)


Dr. József Somló, lawyer, politician (Balassagyarmat, 1883 - ?, 1944)

 

Jewish physicians of Balassagyarmat (summarizing study) 


Engineers, architects

  

Dezső Magos (Munk) architect (Balassagyarmat, 1884 - Aszód, 1944) 


Authors, journalists

 

Andor Gaál novelist, journalist (Balassagyarmat 1895 - Auschwitz, 1944)

 

Jenő Wallesz novelist, journalist (Balassagyarmat, 1871  – Budapest, 1943)

 

Gabriel Wells publisher, author, collector (Balassagyarmat, 1861 - New York 1946)