[ Not to be confused with Bukovets' in Mizhhirskiy raion today, formerly in Máramaros megye. ]
also known as: Beregbárdos (HU), Bukovec (CZ), Bukovec (RU)
48°50' N / 22°42' E
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was part of the Kingdom of Hungary (11th century - 1920 and 1938-1944) with the name of Beregbárdos
in Bereg megye (county), next part of Czechoslovakia (1920-1938) with the name of Bukovec
in Podkarpatská Rus (Sub-Carpathia), then part of the Ukrainian Soviet Socialist Republic (1945-1991) with the name of Bukovec and, since 1991, known as Bukovets', in the Volovetskiy rayon (district) of Zakarpats'ka oblast (county) of Ukraine.
Other spellings/names for Bukovets' are Oroszbukóc.
Bukovets' is located about 42 miles NNE of Mukacheve (Munkács).
Jews probably settled in Bukovets' in the late 18th century.
In 1880, the Jewish population was 37.
By 1910, the Jewish population dropped to 16.
In 1921, during the Czechoslovakian period, the Jewish population was still 16. A number of Jews were engaged in agriculture and commerce.
By 1930, the Jewish population rose to 22.
With the Hungarian occupation of Bukovets' in March, 1939, Jews were persecuted and pushed out of their occupations. In 1940-41, dozens of Jews from Bukovets' 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 32 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 Bukovets' were deported to Auschwitz late May, 1944.
A great many of the Jews from Bukovets' were murdered in Auschwitz and any survivors settled elsewhere.
In 2001, Bukovets' had about 598 inhabitants and no Jews live there today.
Sources (portions): Budapest, c.1941
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