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
timber merchant and violinist,
married Ibolya SIMKÓ from Szentes.
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
Zsuzsa POLLÁK and Andras POLLÁK.
Ilona KUN married Bela
BÁRÁNY. They had a daughter, Ella
Gizella (nee SONNENFELD) KUN
taken on the occasion of their 50th wedding anniversary
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