also known as: Kisgejőcz (HU), Malé Gejovce (CZ), Malí Guyeyívtzí (RU)
48°29'49" N / 22°18'3"E
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was part of the Kingdom of Hungary (11th century - 1918 and 1938-1944) with the name of Kisgejőcz
in Ung megye (county), next part of Czechoslovakia (1918-1938) with the name of Malé Gejovce
in Podkarpatská Rus (Sub-Carpathia), then part of the Ukrainian Soviet Socialist Republic (1945-1991) with the name of Malí Guyeyívtzí
and, since 1991, known as Mali Heyivtsi, in the Uzhhorodskiy rayon (district) of Zakarpats'ka oblast (county) of Ukraine.
Mali Heyivtsi is located about ten miles east-southeast of Uzhhorod (Ungvár).
Jews probably settled in Mali Heyivtsi in the late 18th century.
In 1880, the Jewish population was 76 and by 1910, the Jewish population dropped to 65.
By 1921, during the Czechoslovakian period, the Jewish population decreased to 48. A number of Jews were engaged in agriculture and commerce.
By 1930, the Jewish population dropped to 33.
With the Hungarian occupation of Mali Heyivtsi in March, 1939, Jews were persecuted and pushed out of their occupations. In 1940-41, Jews from Mali Heyivtsi 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 34 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 Mali Heyivtsi were deported to Auschwitz late May, 1944.
A great many of the Jews from Mali Heyivtsi were murdered in Auschwitz and any survivors settled elsewhere.
In 2001, Mali Heyivtsi had about 760 inhabitants and no Jews live there today.
Sources (portions): Budapest, c. 1941
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