also known as: Gálocs (HU), Galoč (CZ), Galoch (RU)
48°33'10" N / 22°12'2" E
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Haloch was part of the Kingdom of Hungary (11th century - 1920 and 1938-1944) with the name of Gálocs in Ung megye (county), next part of Czechoslovakia (1920-1938) with the name of Galoč in Podkarpatská Rus (Sub-Carpathia), then part of the Ukrainian Soviet Socialist Republic (1945-1991) with the name of Galoch and, since 1991, known as Haloch, in the Uzhhorodskiy rayon (district) of Zakarpats'ka oblast (county) of Ukraine.
Other spellings/names for Haloch are Galotsch and Halotsch.
Haloch is located about 6 miles WSW of Uzhhorod (Ungvár).
Jews probably settled in Haloch in the late 18th century.
In 1880, the Jewish population was 63.
By 1910, the Jewish population dropped to 55.
By 1921, during the Czechoslovakian period, the Jewish population rose to 59. A number of Jews were engaged in agriculture and commerce.
In 1930, the Jewish population dropped to 50.
With the Hungarian occupation of Haloch in March, 1939, Jews were persecuted and pushed out of their occupations. In 1940-41, dozens of Jews from Haloch were drafted into forced labor battalions and others were drafted for service on the Eastern front, where most died.
By 1941, the Jewish population had dropped to 41 and it was at this time, a few Jewish families without Hungarian citizenship were expelled to Nazi occupied Ukrainian territory, to Kamenets-Podolski, and murdered there.
The remaining Jews of Haloch were deported to Auschwitz late May, 1944.
A great many of the Jews from Haloch were murdered in Auschwitz and any survivors settled elsewhere.
In 2001, Haloch had about 498 inhabitants and no Jews live there today.
Sources (portions): Budapest, c. 1941
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