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Luh was part of the Kingdom of Hungary (11th century - 1920 and 1938-1944) with the name of Kislonka in Máramaros megye (county), next part of Czechoslovakia (1920-1938) with the name of Luh in Podkarpatská Rus (Sub-Carpathia), then part of the Ukrainian Soviet Socialist Republic (1945-1991) with the name of Lug and, since 1991, known as Luh, in the Rakhivskyi rayon (district) of Zakarpats'ka oblast (county) of Ukraine.
Other spellings/names for Luh are Tisza-Lonka, Kis-Lonka and Lonka.
Luh is located about 44 miles ESE of Khust (Huszt) and 19 Miles SSW of Rakhiv (Rahó).
Jews probably settled in Luh in the first half of the 18th century.
In 1880, the Jewish population was 123.
With the Hungarian occupation of Luh in March, 1939, Jews were persecuted and pushed out of their occupations. In 1940-41, dozens of Jews from Luh were drafted into forced labor battalions and others were drafted for service on the Eastern front, where most died.
In 1941, a few Jewish families without Hungarian citizenship were expelled to Nazi occupied Ukrainian territory, to Kamenets-Podolski, and murdered there.
The remaining Jews of Luh were deported to Auschwitz late May, 1944.
A great many of the Jews from Luh were murdered in Auschwitz and any survivors settled elsewhere.
In 2001, Luh had about 1,985 inhabitants and no Jews live there today.
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Created and Compiled by: Marshall J. KATZ, USA with assistance from
Leah ARONSON, Canada
M. Y. EHRENREICH, USA
Béla HUBER, Ukraine
Nikoli KATZ, USA
Debbi KORMAN, USA
Amos Israel ZEZMER, France
and the following JewishGen members/descendants and contributors of Luh Jewish families: