also known as: Királyháza (HU), Kralovo (CZ), Korolëvo (RU), Kalitshava (Yid)
48°09' N / 23°08' E
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Korolevo was part of the Kingdom of Hungary (11th century - 1920 and 1938-1944) with the name of Királyháza in Ugocsa megye (county), next part of Czechoslovakia (1920-1938) with the name of Kralovo in Podkarpatská Rus (Sub-Carpathia), then part of the Ukrainian Soviet Socialist Republic (1945-1991) with the name of Korolëvo and, since 1991, known as Korolevo, in the Vynohradivskiy rayon (district) of Zakarpats'ka oblast (county) of Ukraine.
In Yiddish, Korelovo was known as Kalitshava .
Other spellings/names for Korolevo are Kráľovo nad Tisou, Königsfeld an der Theiß, Kralovo na Tison, Királyháza-Tölgyesfalva, Kiriháza, Kiralkhaza and Koroleve.
Korolevo is located about 28 miles SE of Mukacheve (Munkács), 5 miles E of Vynohradiv (Nagyszõllõs).
Jews probably settled in Korolevo around the 1840s.
In 1880, the Jewish population was 202.
By 1921, during the Czechoslovakian period, the Jewish population rose to 513 (of a total population of 3,450).
A few families farmed and others belonged to the professional class. The Zionists and religious organizations were active among the young.
With the Hungarian occupation of Korolevo in March, 1939, Jews were persecuted and pushed out of their occupations. In 1940-41, dozens of Jews from Korolevo were drafted into forced labor battalions and others were drafted for service on the Eastern front, where most died.
The remaining Jews of Korolevo, 678 in March 1944, were deported to Auschwitz late May, 1944.
A great many of the Jews from Korolevo were murdered in Auschwitz and any survivors settled elsewhere.
In 2001, Korolevo had about 8,064 inhabitants and no Jews live there today.
Sources (portions): The Encyclopedia of Jewish Life Before and During the Holocaust, (2001) p. 670
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