Miksa KUN was born in 1863 to an original and well known Hódmezõvásárhely family.  His father, Ignac KUN, opened a cafe house in Janos Square in 1878.  It was commonly called the "Jewish Cafe House" and was located in the corner of a building belonging to Lipot Ujhelyi.  In 1886 Miksa took over the business from his father and later moved it ino the newly built Jewish Hotel.  The cafe house became a popular meeting place of the most distinguished guests and was an important center in the life of Hódmezõvásárhely.
Gizella SONNENFELD was born in 1870 in Szentes, the fifth of eight children of Samuel SONNENFELD, a very distinguished member of the Szentes community.  She married Miksa KUN in 1889.  Their children:
          Bálint KUN, a timber merchant and violinist, married Ibolya SIMKÓ from Szentes.
          Jolán KUN.  Her first husband, Mihaly SCHLESINGER, died in 1914 on the Russian front.  Her second husband was Endre KOZMA, a timber merchant from Kecskemét.  Their children were Pal KOZMA and Ágnes KOZMA.  Ágnes was born in 1920 in Kecskemét and married Imre MEZEI.  Agnes perished in Auschwitz in 1944.
         Margit KUN married Gyula POLLÁK, a haberdasher from Szeged.  Their children were Zsuzsa POLLÁK and Andras POLLÁK.
         Ilona KUN married Bela BÁRÁNY.  They had a daughter, Ella BÁRÁNY.

Giza and Miksa

Miksa and Gizella (nee SONNENFELD) KUN
taken on the occasion of their 50th wedding anniversary
Febraury 1939
Szeged, Hungary


The author of this page is the granddaughter of Gizella's youngest sister and would very much like to make contact with any descendants of these people.  If you have any information, please contact her at <>

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