Peneszlek Jewish Cemetery
The Jewish cemetery of Penészlek was established as early as 1891, since it appears on the cadastral map of that year. It was demolished at an unknown time. According to the locals, most of the gravestones sunk into the ground due to a sand mine.
In 1840, 44 Jews lived in Penészlek. In 1880, the Jewish population increased, accounting for 69 people the village’s total population of 1,123. By 1910, the Jewish population decreased to 50. At the beginning of 1900, Sameu Lőrincz opened a merchantry in Penészlek. During World War I, Márton Lőrincz, Adolf Lőrincz, and Farkas Freidmann—Jewish men from Penészlek—served as soldiers. In 1923, another Jew, Herman Róth, owned and farmed his own land. Elsewhere, Endre Lőrincz, dealt in livestock farming and owned his store. In 1941, 57 Jews lived in the village. The Jews of Penészlek were first deported to the Nagykaroly Ghetto and the Mateszalka Ghetto, and then to Auschwitz. In 1945, no Jews remained in Penészlek.