also known as: Unggesztenyés (HU), Línce (CZ), Lintsi (RU)
48°34'10" N / 22°32'59" E
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Lintsi was part of the Kingdom of Hungary (11th century - 1920 and 1938-1944) with the name of Unggesztenyés in Ung megye (county), next part of Czechoslovakia (1920-1938) with the name of Línce in Podkarpatská Rus (Sub-Carpathia), then part of the Ukrainian Soviet Socialist Republic (1945-1991) with the name of Lintsi and, since 1991, known as Lintsi, in the Uzhhorodskiy rayon (district) of Zakarpats'ka oblast (county) of Ukraine.
Other spellings/names for Lintsi are Linzy, Iglinc and Lynce.
Lintsi is located about 17 miles ESE of Uzhhorod (Ungvár).
Jews probably settled in Lintsi in the late 18th century.
In 1880, the Jewish population was 69 and by 1910, the Jewish population increased to 112.
By 1921, during the Czechoslovakian period, the Jewish population dropped to 102. A number of Jews were engaged in agriculture and commerce.
By 1930, the Jewish population dropped to 96.
With the Hungarian occupation of Lintsi in March, 1939, Jews were persecuted and pushed out of their occupations. In 1940-41, Jews from Lintsi 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 increased to 110 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 Lintsi were deported to Auschwitz late May, 1944.
A great many of the Jews from Lintsi were murdered in Auschwitz and any survivors settled elsewhere.
In 2001, Lintsi had about 784 inhabitants and no Jews live there today.
Sources (portions): Budapest, c. 1941
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