Újfehértó

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Újfehértó
Flag of Újfehértó
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Coat of arms of Újfehértó
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Újfehértó is located in Hungary
Újfehértó
Újfehértó
Coordinates: 47°47′56″N 21°41′00″E / 47.79889°N 21.68333°E / 47.79889; 21.68333Coordinates: 47°47′56″N 21°41′00″E / 47.79889°N 21.68333°E / 47.79889; 21.68333
Country Hungary
CountySzabolcs-Szatmár-Bereg
Area
 • Total140.88 km2 (54.39 sq mi)
Population
 (2005)
 • Total13,611
 • Density97.4/km2 (252/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
4244
Area code(s)42
Location of Szabolcs-Szatmar-Bereg county in Hungary

Újfehértó (Yiddish, German: Ratzfert) is a small town in Szabolcs-Szatmár-Bereg County, in the Northern Great Plain region of eastern Hungary.

History[edit]

By 1920, the Jewish population had reached 1,303 people, 11% of the total population. On 17 May 1944, the 400 Jewish families living in the village were deported to Auschwitz via Nyirjes and Sima.

International relations[edit]

Twin towns — Sister cities[edit]

Újfehértó is twinned with:

People[edit]

The names are rendered according to the common Western convention, given name followed by surname.

  • András Toma (1925–2004), probably the last prisoner of war (1945-2000) from the Second World War to be repatriated
  • Erika Marozsán (born 1972), actress
  • János Marozsán (born in 1965 in Újfehértó), former professional Hungarian footballer and father of German footballer Dzsenifer Marozsán
  • Gábor Péter (born Benjámin Eisenberger; 1906–1993), Communist politician and secret police leader
  • Teitelbaum family of Satmar Hasidic rabbis (see Moshe Teitelbaum (Satmar))
  • Ferenc Zajti (1886-1961), Orientalist, painter, representative of Hungarian Turanism

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