A Calling Heard by Generations 2.
The Munk – Munkácsi family at the turn of the 19th and 20th century
Socio-economic changes in the second half of the 19th century brought about the emancipation and the geographical mobility of the Hungarian Jewry. The Jewish population of the border counties, such as Nitra, tended to move southward to commercial and industrial centers. The Jewish population of Budapest and Vienna increased rapidly as a result of migration from the nearby countryside. Linguistic acculturation and cultural integration of the Jewish population started to take shape in these big cities.
It was part of this migration process when Meir Avraham Munk relocated to Großwardein, and some of his children moved to Budapest, and those relatives who had lived in Nitra, moved to Vienna or to other big cities.