Pesti Izraelita Hitközség

  • Pest Israelite Congregation
  • Jewish community of Pest
  • PIH
Type of Entity
Corporate Body


The Pest Israelite Congregation was the largest Reform (Neolog) congregation in Hungary, with close to 200,000 members before the Holocaust. Between 1929 and 1944, the congregation was presided by banker Samu Stern. After the German occupation of Hungary on March 19, 1944, the leadership of the Pest Israelite Congregation was dissolved and replaced the Central Jewish Council created by order of the Nazis.


  • Budapest