also known as:
Asztély (HU), Asztely (CZ),
48°10' N / 22°35'
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Astai was part of the Kingdom of Hungary (11th century - 1920
and 1938-1944) with the name of Asztély in Bereg megye (county), next part of
Czechoslovakia (1920-1938) with the name of
Asztely in Podkarpatská Rus (Sub-Carpathia), then part of the
Ukrainian Soviet Socialist Republic (1945-1991) with the name of
Astey and, since 1991, known as Astai, in the Berehivskiy
rayon (district) of Zakarpats'ka oblast (county) of
Other spellings/names for Astai are Astej, Astei, Astel and
Astai is located about 2 miles SSW of Berehove (Beregszász).
probably settled in Astai in the first half of the 18th century.
1877, the Jewish population was 20.
the Hungarian occupation of Astai in March, 1939, Jews were persecuted
and pushed out of their occupations. In 1940-41, dozens of Jews from
Astai were drafted into forced labor battalions and others were drafted
for service on the Eastern front, where most died.
1941, a few Jewish families without Hungarian citizenship were expelled
to Nazi occupied Ukrainian territory, to Kamenets-Podolski, and murdered
remaining Jews of Astai were deported to Auschwitz late May, 1944.
great many of the Jews from Astai were murdered in Auschwitz and any
survivors settled elsewhere.
2001, Astai had about 677 inhabitants and no Jews live there
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