also known as: Beregújfalu (HU), Nové Selo (CZ), Novoye Selo (RU), Novoshelits (Yid)
48°17' N / 22°49' E
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was part of the Kingdom of Hungary (11th century - 1920 and 1938-1944) with the name of Beregújfalu
in Bereg megye (county), next part of Czechoslovakia (1920-1938) with the name of Nové Selo
in Podkarpatská Rus (Sub-Carpathia), then part of the Ukrainian Soviet Socialist Republic (1945-1991) with the name of Novoye Selo
and, since 1991, known as Berehujfalu, in the Berehivskiy rayon (district) of Zakarpats'ka oblast (county) of Ukraine.
In Yiddish, Berehujfalu was known as Novoshelits.
Other spellings/names for Berehujfalu are Bereg Újfalu, Beregujfalu and Ujfalu.
Berehujfalu is located about 9 miles ENE of Berehove (Beregszász).
Jews probably settled in Berehujfalu in the early 19th century.
In 1830, the Jewish population was 36 and by 1880, the Jewish population was 117.
By 1921, during the Czechoslovakian period, the Jewish population rose to 120. A number of Jews were engaged in agriculture and commerce, trade and crafts. Of the youth groups, the most active were the Orthodox, such as Pirhei Agudat Israel.
With the Hungarian occupation of Berehujfalu in March, 1939, Jews were persecuted and pushed out of their occupations. In 1940-41, a few dozen Jews from Berehujfalu 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 205 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 Berehujfalu were deported to Auschwitz late May, 1944.
A great many of the Jews from Berehujfalu were murdered in Auschwitz and any survivors settled elsewhere.
In 2001, Berehujfalu had about 1,926 inhabitants and no Jews live there today.
Sources (portions): The Encyclopedia of Jewish Life Before and During the Holocaust, (2001) p. 902
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