also known as: Kricsfalva (HU), Kričovo (CZ), Krichovo (RU)
48°11' N / 23°34' E
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was part of the Kingdom of Hungary (11th century - 1918 and 1938-1944) with the name of Kricsfalva
in Máramaros megye (county), next part of Czechoslovakia (1918-1938) with the name of Kričovo
in Podkarpatská Rus (Sub-Carpathia), then part of the Ukrainian Soviet Socialist Republic (1945-1991) with the name of Krichovo
and, since 1991, known as Krychovo, in the Tiachivskiy rayon (district) of Zakarpats'ka oblast (county) of Ukraine.
Krychovo is located about 19 miles WNW of Tyachiv (Técsö).
Jews probably settled in Krychovo in the late 18th century.
In 1880, the Jewish population was 98 and by 1910, the the Jewish population rose to 144.
By 1921, during the Czechoslovakian period, the Jewish population dropped to 116. A number of Jews were engaged in agriculture and commerce.
In 1930, the Jewish population dropped to 96.
With the Hungarian occupation of Krychovo in March, 1939, Jews were persecuted and pushed out of their occupations. In 1940-41, Jews from Krychovo 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 134 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 Krychovo were deported to Auschwitz late May, 1944.
A great many of the Jews from Krychovo were murdered in Auschwitz and any survivors settled elsewhere.
In 2001, Krychovo had about 2,723 inhabitants and no Jews live there today.
Sources (portions): Budapest, c. 1941
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