also known as: Husztköz (HU), Nankovo (CZ), Nankovo (RU), Nankif (Yid)
48°12' N / 23°26' E
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Nankove was part of the Kingdom of Hungary (11th century - 1918 and 1938-1944) with the name of Husztköz in Máramaros megye (county), next part of Czechoslovakia (1918-1938) with the name of Nankovo in Podkarpatská Rus (Sub-Carpathia), then part of the Ukrainian Soviet Socialist Republic (1945-1991) with the name of Nankovo and, since 1991, known as Nankove, in the Khustskiy rayon (district) of Zakarpats'ka oblast (county) of Ukraine.
In Yiddish, Nankove was known as Nankif.
Other spellings/names for Nankove are Nankowo and Nankova.
Nankove is located about 5 miles NE of Khust (Huszt).
Jews probably settled in Nankove early in the 19th century.
In 1830, the Jewish population was 94 and in 1880, the Jewish population was 85.
By 1921, during the Czechoslovakian period, the Jewish population dropped to 78. A number of Jews were engaged in agriculture and commerce.
In 1930, the Jewish population increased to 81.
With the Hungarian occupation of Nankove in March, 1939, Jews were persecuted and pushed out of their occupations. In 1940-41, Jews from Nankove 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 decreased to 57 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 Nankove were deported to Auschwitz late May, 1944.
A great many of the Jews from Nankove were murdered in Auschwitz and any survivors settled elsewhere.
In 2001, Nankove had about 2,567 inhabitants and no Jews live there today.
Sources (portions): Budapest, c. 1941
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