Kemecse Jewish Cemetery
The Jewish cemetery of Kemecse was in use as early as 1828, which is the date marked on the earliest tombstone found in the cemetery. The latest discovered tombstone dates back to 1944. The cemetery is fenced and maintained by the Heritage Foundation for Preservation of Jewish Cemeteries.
The Jewish community of Kemecse was formed around 1820. Its founders were Jewish farmers who moved to Kemecse. The first rabbi of the settlement was Rabbi Gerson Grünwald, though it was not recorded in which years he held the position. The community built their own synagogue in 1824. The village also had a yeshiva with an average of 25 students. Arnold Láng was the head of the Talmud Torah.
Jews also played an active role in the cultural and economic life of the settlement: Jenő Roth was the CEO of the Savings Bank in Kemecse; Ignác Haas, who farmed 1200 acres of land, established an artificial mill and a distillery; and the oil refineries of Izsák Ehrenberg and the Zwibel Brothers provided work to many people. 32 people from the Jewish community served in World War I, 5 of whom died. The Orthodox community of Kemecse had 316 members in 1944, including 47 of whom were taxpayers. The Talmud Torah was run by two teachers.