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Main Street, Nagy Czigand, cca 1910
I have the original of the above post card. It has been written by Paula Sicherman (Blitz) to her sisters Ella and Tillie Sicherman.

Geographical location: Click here to see the details

Current day web site of Cigand: Click here to see (Language: Hungarian)

Book resources:

  1. Czigánd Története 1289-1972 (The History of Czigand 1289-1972)
    ISBN: 963 034 320 7, Published in 1997 (in Hungarian).
    Author: Imre Hajdu
    The above book, among many historical details , contains some information about the Jewish families of Cigand, primarily as listed in the 1869 census data. It also contains a small list of Jewish owned lands, which were confiscated after the deportations.
  2. Vanished communities in Hungary : the history and tragic fate of the Jews in Ujhely and Zemplen County
    ISBN: 091 995 2259, Published in 1986 by the Memorial Book Committee of Willowdale, Ontario. Author: Meir Sas (Szasz)
    Text is in Hebrew and in English; Cigand is mentioned at a few places in this book. Here is a link, where the book may be read or downloaded:
  3. Zemplén Vármegye Monográfiája, by Dr. Samu Borowszky, 1941
  4. Fakulo Emlekek Nyomaban (In Pursuit of Fading Memories) by Istvan Nagy, published in 2013 (in Hungarian)
    This publication was created to commemorate the 70th anniversary of the deportations of the Jews of Cigand. Limited number of copies are available for orders from Alex Revai. ( The English translation of this book is available on-line, as part of the Yizkor books collections in JewishGen. Click here to view it.
  5. "Mert Abban Az Idoben Lehetett Vandorolni" - A Cigandi Amerikasok Emlekezete. ("Because in Those Days One Could Emigrate" - In Memory of Cigand Immigrants to America)
     Author: Zoltan Fejos  ISBN 978-963-12-9311-1, Published in 2017. Text in Hungarian.
    The book chronicles the history of the emigration from the villages of Kiscigand and Nagycigand during the 19th and 20th century. There is a dedicated chapter to the Jewish immigrants of Cigand. The book may be ordered from this link:

Map of Zemplén province (megye) in 1910: (Click map for larger image)



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