Klyucharki Holocaust

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In April 1944, all of the Jews living in Klyucharki were rounded up and marched to the ghetto in Munkács where they were interned for a month and a half. The Germans then moved everyone from the ghetto to a brick factory outside of town from which they were forced into cattle cars and transported by train to the Auschwitz concentration camp. The photograph to the right is that of the Munkács ghetto.

Photo courtesy of: Ghetto Fighters' Museum, reproduction prohibited without permission.

~ Gendarmerie District VIII (Kassa) ~

Klyucharki was located in Gendarmerie District VIII (Kassa). Ghettoization of the rural Jews to the larger towns occurred 16-28 April 1944; deportations to the Auschwitz concentration camp occurred between 15 May and 7 June 1944. The 1944 Kassa list of Death Trains details the number of Jews deported and the stations of departure. (Kassa is present-day Košice, Slovakia.)

As the Jews of Klyucharki were forced into the Ghetto, a systematic confiscation of their valuables occurred and meticulous records of the confiscations kept. Each "receipt" was signed by the head of the household who probably did not survive the Holocaust. These documents were uncovered in the Hungarian Archives in Budapest.

Wartime Hungarian Gendarmerie Districts 1944 - 1945
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Source: Wartime Hungarian Authorities
RG-39.005M, Records Gendarmerie District VIII, Kassa, Hungary
(MOL Z 936) 1944 - 1945
USHMM Archives, Washington, DC.

As best remembered, following is a list of the Jewish families that lived in Klyucharki until being marched to the Munkács Ghetto in April 1944, with notations of their fate or their survival, if known.

DISCLAIMER: The spelling of the family and individual names that follow are as best remembered, and in a couple cases, only the number or approximate number of children is stated and their names are not recalled. If you have any additions or corrections for the families listed below, click HERE to contact me.

NOTE: Listed alphabetically by family name, then by father's first name.

  • Click HERE to download the above list of Klyucharki Jewish families. (.doc)

~ Klyucharki Holocaust Survivors ~

Below are links to personal stories by survivors of the Holocaust from Klyucharki. If you have a personal story to share by a survivor of the Holocaust from Klyucharki, click HERE to contact me.

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Compiled and created by:
Marshall J. KATZ
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and the following:

JewishGen members/descendants and
contributors of Klyucharki Jewish families:

Marshall J. KATZ, USA
Amos Israel ZEZMER, France.

Updated: 10 October 2020

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