April 28, 1944
central government issued an instruction for all counties to relocate jewish community to ghetto.
May 6, 1944
Szentes made a decision to adhere to the mentioned instruction
May 9, 1944
All Jewish families were brought to the ghetto of Vecseri Street. The community was guarded by armed guards.
Each family was entitled to only one room each where corridors, kitchens, courtyards were also classified as rooms!
Each family was allowed to bring 1 of each item :- wardrobe, bed, table, chair and some clothing.
About 398 jewish lived in the getto until Jul 16, 1944.
Jul 16, 1944
Following further intructions from the cent. government, all families were transported to detention camp at Szeged.
After the war, some did return to the town. But eventually these families left the town due to the slow economy recovery.
Source : Szentesi Élet
I got to know about the ex-ghetto from Mr. Griff Tedd, an Englishman who has resided in Szentes. He sent me some photos he took of the place . Last week, when we visited the area, the plaque (small pix) is no longer in place. Whether it has been removed or stolen, I have no idea..
PS . I tried commenting but i keep getting error messages after a few posting..ah well, later...