Balazher, Ukraine
Балажер, Yкраïна

also known as:
Balazsér (HU), Balažser (CZ), Balazr (RU)

48°14' N / 22°36' E

~ Introduction ~

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Balazher   was part of the Kingdom of Hungary (11th century - 1920 and 1938-1944) with the name of Balazsér   in Bereg megye (county), next part of Czechoslovakia (1920-1938) with the name of Balažser   in Podkarpatská Rus (Sub-Carpathia), then part of the Ukrainian Soviet Socialist Republic (1945-1991) with the name of Balazr    and, since 1991, known as Balazher, in the Berehivskiy rayon (district) of Zakarpats'ka oblast (county) of Ukraine.

No other spellings/names for Balazher were found.

Balazher is located about 5.5 miles NNW of Berehove (Beregszász).

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Zakarpats'ka oblast, Ukraine
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1910 Map: Bereg megye/Balazsér (Click map to enlarge it)
1910 Map (Topographical): Bereg megye/Balazsér
Austro-Hungary Military Map: Bereg megye/Balazsér (Click map to enlarge it)

~ History ~

Jews probably settled in Balazher in the first half of the 18th century.

In 1877, the Jewish population was 64.

With the Hungarian occupation of Balazher in March, 1939, Jews were persecuted and pushed out of their occupations. In 1940-41, dozens of Jews from Balazher 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 Balazher were deported to Auschwitz late May, 1944.

A great many of the Jews from Balazher were murdered in Auschwitz and any survivors settled elsewhere.

In 2001, Balazher had about 816 inhabitants and no Jews live there today.

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Marshall J. KATZ, USA
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Leya ARONSON, Canada
Nikoli KATZ, USA
Amos Israel ZEZMER, France
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Updated: 30 August 2020

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