also known as: Alsóveresmart (HU), Malá Kopaňa (CZ), Mala Kopania (RU)
48°10'5" N / 23°5'37" E
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Mala Kopanya was part of the Kingdom of Hungary (11th century - 1918 and 1938-1944) with the name of Alsóveresmart in Ugocsa megye (county), next part of Czechoslovakia (1918-1938) with the name of Malá Kopaňa in Podkarpatská Rus (Sub-Carpathia), then part of the Ukrainian Soviet Socialist Republic (1945-1991) with the name of Mala Kopania and, since 1991, known as Mala Kopanya, in the Vynohradivskiy rayon (district) of Zakarpats'ka oblast (county) of Ukraine.
Other spellings/names for Mala Kopanya are Kiskupány and Malá Kopanica.
Mala Kopanya is located about 3 miles NNE of Vynohradiv (Nagyszőllős).
Jews probably settled in Mala Kopanya in the late 18th century.
In 1880, the Jewish population was 70, and by 1910, the Jewish population dropped to 64.
By 1921, during the Czechoslovakian period, the Jewish population decreased to 60. A number of Jews were engaged in agriculture and commerce.
By 1930, the Jewish population decreased to 44.
With the Hungarian occupation of Mala Kopanya in March, 1939, Jews were persecuted and pushed out of their occupations. In 1940-41, Jews from Mala Kopanya 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 46 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 Mala Kopanya were deported to Auschwitz late May, 1944.
A great many of the Jews from Mala Kopanya were murdered in Auschwitz and any survivors settled elsewhere.
In 2001, Mala Kopanya had about 136 inhabitants and no Jews live there today.
Sources (portions): Budapest, c. 1941
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