Save Hungarian Synagogue from Sale at Auction by Eleventh Hour Agreement

Jewish Telegraphic Agency

The synagogue and cemetery of the Orthodox Jewish community in Nyirbator. Hungary, were saved from being sold at auction to meet a builder’s claim amounting to $140. by a last moment agreement.

The claim of 800 pengoes was presented by a local builder who constructed a ritual bath for the Orthodox community in 1925. Unable to meet the bill, a judgment against the synagogue and cemetery, the real property of the community, was granted. The cemetery was to have been sold for at least 200 pen goes and the synagogue for 600 pengoes, according to the order for the sale.

The settlement was brought about through the intervention of the Orthodox Landeskanzlei in Budapest.

The Jewish community of Nyirbator expressed its thanks to Horace Chevrier, a Roman Catholic, one of the leading merchants of Winnipeg, Canada, who, upon reading the Jewish Telegraphic Agency dispatch in the “Western Jewish News” offered to contribute $50 and raise the balance required to meet the claim.

Mr. Chevrier made the offer to the “Western Jewish News” which is served by the Jewish Telegraphic Agency. The Jewish Telegraphic Agency cabled to its correspondent in Budapest asking him to forward the offer to the community. It was learned that the settlement had in the meantime been effected.

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