also known as: Keselymezö (HU), Košeľovo (CZ), Koshelevo (RU), Kasheli (Yid)
48°14' N / 23°20' E
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Koshel'ovo was part of the Kingdom of Hungary (11th century - 1920 and 1938-1944) with the name of Keselymezö in Máramaros megye (county), next part of Czechoslovakia (1920-1938) with the name of Košeľovo in Podkarpatská Rus (Sub-Carpathia), then part of the Ukrainian Soviet Socialist Republic (1945-1991) with the name of Koshelevo and, since 1991, known as Koshel'ovo, in the Khustskiy rayon (district) of Zakarpats'ka oblast (county) of Ukraine.
In Yiddish, Koshel'ovo was known as Kasheli.
Other spellings/names for Koshel'ovo are Kashely, Kosheleve, Kosheliovo and Kesellymezö.
Koshel'ovo is located about 4 miles NNE of Khust (Huszt).
Jews probably settled in Koshel'ovo in the late 18th century.
In 1830, the Jewish population was 54 and by 1880, the Jewish population was 243.
By 1930, during the Czechoslovakian period, the Jewish population rose to 423. A number of Jews were engaged in agriculture, commerce, crafts and owned flour mills.
With the Hungarian occupation of Koshel'ovo in March, 1939, Jews were persecuted and pushed out of their occupations. In 1940-41, Jews from Koshel'ovo 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 dropped to 410 and it was at this time, half of the town's Jewish population‐without Hungarian citizenship‐were expelled to Nazi occupied Ukrainian territory, to Kamenets-Podolski, and murdered there.
The remaining Jews of Koshel'ovo were deported to Auschwitz late May, 1944.
A great many of the Jews from Koshel'ovo were murdered in Auschwitz and any survivors settled elsewhere.
In 2001, Koshel'ovo had about 3,101 inhabitants and no Jews live there today.
Sources (portions): The Encyclopedia of Jewish Life Before and During the Holocaust, (2001) p. 662
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