Esen' Religious


~ Religious Life ~

Rabbi Refoel WEISZ served as shochet (ritual slaughterer) for Eszeny & surrounding villages.

Mordechai Gimpel KESZTENBAUM, a respected member of the village, married Henya Chaya (Fani DEUTCH) and lived for many years in Eszeny where he is buried. His son, Avraham Yaakov KESZTENBAUM, married Shifra TERKELTAUB the Brid'er Rabbi's daughter and eventually settled in Tisza-Újlak where he served as shochet (ritual slaughterer) for many years until his passing. His tombstone image can be found on the Vylok (Tisza-Újlak) KehilaLink web site and it mentions Eszeny.

Mordechai Gimpel's daughter, Lea (Lene), married Meir NEIMAN, a follower of the Belz Chassidus. They lived in Eszeny all their lives until their passing. Meir would immerse himself in the river as there was no mikva (ritual bathhouse) in the village. They had the followng children:

  1. Mordechai Gimpel from Uzhhorod (Ungvár) married Henya Hei from Klascanov. Their son lives today in Antwerp, Belgium.

  2. Zalmen Leib from Mukacheve (Munkács) died suddenly in Irshava at the young age of 44 where he is buried.

  3. Rachel married Yecheskel BERGER and lived in Eszeny. Yecheskel was a respected person. He eventually built a mikva (religious bath) in his home. He and his whole family were killed.

  4. Another daughter whose name is unknown was crippled and sadly never got married.



Sources (portions):
Ari TESSLER, Belgium


~ Esen' Synagogue ~

If you have a photo of the synagogue and/or mikvah,
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~ Esen' Rabbis ~

If you have a photo of any Esen' rabbis,
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~ Esen' Cemetery ~

Jewish families that lived in Esen', and possibly other nearby villages, used the Esen' cemetery as the final resting place for their loved ones.

The cemetery is located alongside the road and has a cement wall and a gate.

In the documents section of the "Other" tab, you will find a link to a U.S. Commission Report completed in 2005 that attempted to document Jewish Cemeteries (and Synagogues and Mass Grave Sites) in Ukraine. This cemetery is not listed as well as many other village cemeteries of the Zakarpats'ka oblast.




~ Esen' Cemetery Views ~

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Cemetery view I
Photo: Courtesy of Ferenc KOLESZAR, Hungary
Approaching the cemetery



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Cemetery view II
Photo: Courtesy of Lo Tishkach Foundation and
The Center of Jewish Education in Ukraine



Cemetery view IV
Photo: Courtesy of Ferenc KOLESZAR, Hungary

Cemetery view III
Photo: Courtesy of Ferenc KOLESZAR, Hungary





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Clearing the cemetery and uncovering more tombstones will continue Spring, 2012.

If you have a relative buried here, click HERE to e-mail me.


Cemetery view V
Photo: Courtesy of M. Y. EHRENREICH, USA


Cemetery view VII
Photo: Courtesy of M. Y. EHRENREICH, USA

Cemetery view VI
Photo: Courtesy of M. Y. EHRENREICH, USA





~ Esen' Cemetery Tombstones ~

Following are tombstones found in the cemetery.

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[ d. = died ]



Esen-Cemetery-stone-001
Shlomo
(Salamon) ben Yechiel Yehuda Heimlich
d. 8 Nisan 5691
(26 March 1931)

1 of 2
Shlomo
(Salamon) ben Yechiel Yehuda Heimlich
d. 8 Nisan 5691
(26 March 1931)

1 of 2
Esen-Cemetery-stone-002
Shlomo
(Salamon) ben Yechiel Yehuda Heimlich
d. 8 Nisan 5691
(26 March 1931)

2 of 2
Shlomo
(Salamon) ben Yechiel Yehuda Heimlich
d. 8 Nisan 5691
(26 March 1931)

2 of 2
Esen-Cemetery-stone-003
Shlomo ben Yosef
d. 2 Iyyar 5664
(17 April 1904)
Shlomo ben Yosef
d. 2 Iyyar 5664
(17 April 1904)
Esen-Cemetery-stone-004
Itzik Leib
(Ignatz) LOWY ben ____
d. 11 Elul 5679
(6 September 1919)
Itzik Leib
(Ignatz) LOWY ben ____
d. 11 Elul 5679
(6 September 1919)
Esen-Cemetery-stone-006
Yocheved
(Janka née Basch) Engel bat ____
d. Illegible
(1915)

Wife of Miksa ENGEL
Yocheved
(Janka née Basch) Engel bat ____
d. Illegible
(1915)

Wife of Miksa ENGEL
Esen-Cemetery-stone-008
Leah bat ____
d. Illegible
(Illegible)

Wife of Tzvi B___
Leah bat ____
d. Illegible
(Illegible)

Wife of Tzvi B___
Esen-Cemetery-stone-009
Reuvein SCHWARTZ ben ____
d. Illegible
(Illegible)
Reuvein SCHWARTZ ben ____
d. Illegible
(Illegible)
Esen-Cemetery-stone-010
Yitzchok ____ ben ____
d. Illegible
(Illegible)
Yitzchok ____ ben ____
d. Illegible
(Illegible)
Esen-Cemetery-stone-011
Ida HOROVITZ bat ____
d. 4 Tevet ____
(Illegible)

Mor KOHN
d. Illegible
(Illegible)
Ida HOROVITZ bat ____
d. 4 Tevet ____
(Illegible)

Mor KOHN
d. Illegible
(Illegible)
Esen-Cemetery-stone-012
Miriam
(Maria née Gacs) bat Mordechai
d. 7 Tishrei 5699
(2 October 1938)

Wife of Kalman SCHWARTZ
Miriam
(Maria née Gacs) bat Mordechai
d. 7 Tishrei 5699
(2 October 1938)

Wife of Kalman SCHWARTZ
Esen-Cemetery-stone-013
Chana bat Yitzchok
d. 1 Kislev 5698
(5 November 1937)

Wife of Ignacz SCHNÉER
Chana bat Yitzchok
d. 1 Kislev 5698
(5 November 1937)

Wife of Ignacz SCHNÉER
Esen-Cemetery-stone-014
Devora bat Shlomo
d. 23 Adar 5685
(19 March 1925)

Wife of Avruhom Dov SPITZER
Devora bat Shlomo
d. 23 Adar 5685
(19 March 1925)

Wife of Avruhom Dov SPITZER
Esen-Cemetery-stone-015
Yitzchok
(Ignacz) GROSZ ben ____
d. 2 Iyyar 5676
(5 May 1916)
Yitzchok
(Ignacz) GROSZ ben ____
d. 2 Iyyar 5676
(5 May 1916)
Esen-Cemetery-stone-016
Ruchel bat Zev SHTEINER
d. Illegible
(Illegible)
Ruchel bat Zev SHTEINER
d. Illegible
(Illegible)
Esen-Cemetery-stone-017
Illegible
d. Illegible
(Illegible)
Illegible
d. Illegible
(Illegible)
Esen-Cemetery-stone-018
Rachel bat Pesach
d. 18 Tamuz 5672
(3 July 1912)

Wife of Marton GACS
Rachel bat Pesach
d. 18 Tamuz 5672
(3 July 1912)

Wife of Marton GACS
Esen-Cemetery-stone-019
Malka bat Duvid SOLOMON
d. 25 Adar I 5668
(27 February 1908)

Wife of Duvid Shmiel ROSENBERG
Malka bat Duvid SOLOMON
d. 25 Adar I 5668
(27 February 1908)

Wife of Duvid Shmiel ROSENBERG
Esen-Cemetery-stone-020
Tzvi ____ ben Yacov ____
d. 30 Tishrei 5686
(18 October 1925)
Tzvi ____ ben Yacov ____
d. 30 Tishrei 5686
(18 October 1925)
Esen-Cemetery-stone-022
Yacov ben Yisruel KI?TAG
d. 5 Sivan 5617
(8 May 1857)
Yacov ben Yisruel KI?TAG
d. 5 Sivan 5617
(8 May 1857)
Esen-Cemetery-stone-023
Yecheskel ____ ben ____
d. 28 Kislev 5627
(6 December 1866)
Yecheskel ____ ben ____
d. 28 Kislev 5627
(6 December 1866)
Esen-Cemetery-stone-024
Mirriam bat Avruhom Tzvi Hakohen
(ENGEL)
d. Illegible
(Illegible)

Wife of Akiva HUNGENLEIDER 1 of 2
Mirriam bat Avruhom Tzvi Hakohen
(ENGEL)
d. Illegible
(Illegible)

Wife of Akiva HUNGENLEIDER 1 of 2
Esen-Cemetery-stone-025
Mirriam bat Avruhom Tzvi Hakohen
(ENGEL)
d. Illegible
(Illegible)

Wife of Akiva HUNGENLEIDER 2 of 2
Mirriam bat Avruhom Tzvi Hakohen
(ENGEL)
d. Illegible
(Illegible)

Wife of Akiva HUNGENLEIDER 2 of 2
Esen-Cemetery-stone-026
Shlomo Zev Hakohen
(Ferenc KOLTA)ben ____
d. Illegible
(Illegible)
Shlomo Zev Hakohen
(Ferenc KOLTA)ben ____
d. Illegible
(Illegible)
Esen-Cemetery-stone-027
Jakab BECK ben ____
d. Illegible
(Illegible)
Jakab BECK ben ____
d. Illegible
(Illegible)
Eszeny-2nd-Set-Stones-4845
Binyumin ben Moshe HIEMLICH
d. 28 Nisan 5693
(24 April 1933)

Mother's name Gitel
Binyumin ben Moshe HIEMLICH
d. 28 Nisan 5693
(24 April 1933)

Mother's name Gitel
Eszeny-2nd-Set-Stones-4848
Sura bat Yacov Hakohen
d. 13 Adar I 5692
(20 February 1932)
Sura bat Yacov Hakohen
d. 13 Adar I 5692
(20 February 1932)
Eszeny-2nd-Set-Stones-4850
Leah bat Mordechai Gimpel (Marton) KESTENBAUM
d. 28 Nisan 5693
(24 April 1933)

Wife of Meyer Neiman
Leah bat Mordechai Gimpel (Marton) KESTENBAUM
d. 28 Nisan 5693
(24 April 1933)

Wife of Meyer Neiman
Eszeny-2nd-Set-Stones-4854
Tila bat Dov
d. 7 Kislev 5646?
(15 November 1885)
Tila bat Dov
d. 7 Kislev 5646?
(15 November 1885)
Eszeny-2nd-Set-Stones-4855
Hentche bat Naftuli Hertzka
d. 29 Elul 5671
(22 September 1911)
Hentche bat Naftuli Hertzka
d. 29 Elul 5671
(22 September 1911)
Eszeny-2nd-Set-Stones-4858
Miriam
(Maria nee WEISZ) bat Burech
d. 15 Iyyar 56__
(Illegible)

Wife of Vilmos STERNLICHT
Miriam
(Maria nee WEISZ) bat Burech
d. 15 Iyyar 56__
(Illegible)

Wife of Vilmos STERNLICHT
Eszeny-2nd-Set-Stones-4867
Dov ben Eliezer ROSENBAUM
d. 12 Av 5682
(6 August 1922)
Dov ben Eliezer ROSENBAUM
d. 12 Av 5682
(6 August 1922)
Eszeny-2nd-Set-Stones-4871
Leah FISHER bat Meyer
d. 1 Iyyar 5621
(11 April 1861)
Leah FISHER bat Meyer
d. 1 Iyyar 5621
(11 April 1861)
Eszeny-2nd-Set-Stones-4914
Hendel bat Yechiel
d. Illegible
(Illegible)
Hendel bat Yechiel
d. Illegible
(Illegible)
Eszeny-2nd-Set-Stones-4916
Illegible
d. Illegible
(Illegible)
Illegible
d. Illegible
(Illegible)
Eszeny-2nd-Set-Stones-4917
Illegible
d. Illegible
(Illegible)
Illegible
d. Illegible
(Illegible)
Eszeny-2nd-Set-Stones-4918
Ruchel bat Eliezer ROSENBAUM
d. 28 Nisan 5668
(29 April 1908)

Wife of Moshe HEIMLICH
Ruchel bat Eliezer ROSENBAUM
d. 28 Nisan 5668
(29 April 1908)

Wife of Moshe HEIMLICH
Eszeny-2nd-Set-Stones-4922
Yacov ben ____
d. Illegible
(Illegible)
Yacov ben ____
d. Illegible
(Illegible)
Eszeny-2nd-Set-Stones-4924
Shmiel Meyer ben Yosef
d. 21 Iyyar 5658
(4 May 1898)
Shmiel Meyer ben Yosef
d. 21 Iyyar 5658
(4 May 1898)
Eszeny-2nd-Set-Stones-4925
Tzvi ben Dov ROSENBAUM
d. 2 Adar 5667
(16 February 1907)
Tzvi ben Dov ROSENBAUM
d. 2 Adar 5667
(16 February 1907)
Eszeny-2nd-Set-Stones-4930
Chaim Duvid ben Yosef
d. 6 Elul 5629
(13 August 1869)

Mother's name Tzipra Malka

1 of 2
Chaim Duvid ben Yosef
d. 6 Elul 5629
(13 August 1869)

Mother's name Tzipra Malka

1 of 2
Eszeny-2nd-Set-Stones-4932
Chaim Duvid ben Yosef
d. 6 Elul 5629
(13 August 1869)

Mother's name Tzipra Malka

2 of 2
Chaim Duvid ben Yosef
d. 6 Elul 5629
(13 August 1869)

Mother's name Tzipra Malka

2 of 2
Eszeny-2nd-Set-Stones-4935
Mordechai (Marcus) ben Yechiel Yehuda KESTENBAUM
d. 7 Tamuz 5654
(11 July 1894)

He married Hani MILLER from Mad
Mordechai (Marcus) ben Yechiel Yehuda KESTENBAUM
d. 7 Tamuz 5654
(11 July 1894)

He married Hani MILLER from Mad
Eszeny-2nd-Set-Stones-4943
Avruhom ben Meyer HEIMLICH
d. 2 Tamuz 5684
(4 July 1924)
Avruhom ben Meyer HEIMLICH
d. 2 Tamuz 5684
(4 July 1924)
Eszeny-2nd-Set-Stones-4947
Rivka bat Shmeil ____
d. Illegible
(Illegible)
Rivka bat Shmeil ____
d. Illegible
(Illegible)
Eszeny-2nd-Set-Stones-4948
Shraga Feivel ben Chaim Gedalia
d. 22 Chesvan 5697
(7 November 1936)
Shraga Feivel ben Chaim Gedalia
d. 22 Chesvan 5697
(7 November 1936)
Eszeny-2nd-Set-Stones-4949
name ben/bat Yitzchok Dov
d. 28 Tishrei ____
(Illegible)
name ben/bat Yitzchok Dov
d. 28 Tishrei ____
(Illegible)
Eszeny-2nd-Set-Stones-4950
Chaim Zev
(Vilmos) ben Duvid STEINBERG
d. 15 Nisan 5717
(16 April 1957)
Chaim Zev
(Vilmos) ben Duvid STEINBERG
d. 15 Nisan 5717
(16 April 1957)
Eszeny-2nd-Set-Stones-4952
Illegible
d. Illegible
(Illegible)
Illegible
d. Illegible
(Illegible)
Eszeny-2nd-Set-Stones-4953
Yita bat Meyer
d. 2 Nisan 5676
(5 April 1916)
Yita bat Meyer
d. 2 Nisan 5676
(5 April 1916)
Eszeny-2nd-Set-Stones-4956
Shmiel ben Moshe
d. 15 Nisan 5682
(13 April 1922)
Shmiel ben Moshe
d. 15 Nisan 5682
(13 April 1922)


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Created and Compiled by: Marshall J. KATZ, USA
with assistance from
M. Y. EHRENREICH, USA
Ferenc KOLESZAR, Hungary
Lo Tishkach Foundation
The Center of Jewish Education in Ukraine
Amos Israel ZEZMER, France
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Updated: 01 February 2012

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