also known as: Kisberezna (HU), Malá Berezná (CZ), Maly Beresny (RU)
48°03' N / 23°29' E
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Malyy Berëznyy was part of the Kingdom of Hungary (11th century - 1920 and 1938-1944) with the name of Kisberezna in Ung megye (county), next part of Czechoslovakia (1920-1938) with the name of Malá Berezná in Podkarpatská Rus (Sub-Carpathia), then part of the Ukrainian Soviet Socialist Republic (1945-1991) with the name of Maly Beresny and, since 1991, known as Malyy Berëznyy, in the Velykobereznianskiy rayon (district) of Zakarpats'ka oblast (county) of Ukraine.
Other spellings/names for Malyy Berëznyy are Male Berezne, Malij Bereznij and Malyy Bereznyy.
Malyy Berëznyy is located about 25 mi. NNE of Uzhhorod (Ungvár).
Jews probably settled in Malyy Berëznyy in the first half of the 18th century.
In 1880, the Jewish population was 112.
With the Hungarian occupation of Malyy Berëznyy in March, 1939, Jews were persecuted and pushed out of their occupations. In 1940-41, dozens of Jews from Malyy Berëznyy were drafted into forced labor battalions and others were drafted for service on the Eastern front, where most died.
In 1941, a few Jewish families without Hungarian citizenship were expelled to Nazi occupied Ukrainian territory, to Kamenets-Podolski, and murdered there.
The remaining Jews of Malyy Berëznyy were deported to Auschwitz late May, 1944.
A great many of the Jews from Malyy Berëznyy were murdered in Auschwitz and any survivors settled elsewhere.
In 2001, Malyy Berëznyy had about 1,597 inhabitants and no Jews live there today.
Sources (portions): The Encyclopedia of Jewish Life Before and During the Holocaust, (2001) p. 224
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