Kopashnovo, Ukraine
Копашнево, Yкраïна

also known as:
Gernyés (HU), Kopašnovo (CZ), Kopashnevo (RU), Kopashnev (Yid)

48°08' N / 23°49' E

~ Introduction ~

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Kopashnovo   was part of the Kingdom of Hungary (11th century - 1920 and 1938-1944) with the name of Gernyés   in Máramaros megye (county), next part of Czechoslovakia (1920-1938) with the name of Kopašnovo   in Podkarpatská Rus (Sub-Carpathia), then part of the Ukrainian Soviet Socialist Republic (1945-1991) with the name of Kopashnevo    and, since 1991, known as Kopashnovo, in the Khustskiy rayon (district) of Zakarpats'ka oblast (county) of Ukraine.

In Yiddish, Kopashnovo was known as Kopashnev

Other spellings/names for Kopashnovo are Kopaschnowo and Kopašno.

Kopashnovo is located about 12 miles ENE of Khust (Huszt).

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

~ History ~

Jews probably settled in Kopashnovo in the mid-18th century and in 1768, eight Jews lived here.

In 1880, the Jewish population was 115 (of a total population of 1,292), and in 1910, 207.

By 1921, during the Czechoslovakian period, the Jewish population rose to 190. A number of Jews were engaged in agriculture and commerce.

By 1930, the Jewish population dropped to 211.

With the Hungarian occupation of Kopashnovo in March, 1939, Jews were persecuted and pushed out of their occupations. In 1940-41, dozens of Jews from Kopashnovo were drafted into forced labor battalions and others were drafted for service on the Eastern front, where most died.

By 1941, the Jewish population increased to 247, 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 Kopashnovo were deported to Auschwitz late May, 1944.

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

In 2001, Kopashnovo had about 3,161 inhabitants and no Jews live there today.

Sources (portions):
The Encyclopedia of Jewish Life Before and During the Holocaust, (2001) p. 656
Budapest, 1941

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