also known as: Fagyalos (HU), Medveduvce (CZ), Myedvyedôvtzï (RU)
48°03' N / 23°29' E
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was part of the Kingdom of Hungary (11th century - 1920 and 1938-1944) with the name of Fagyalos
in Bereg megye (county), next part of Czechoslovakia (1920-1938) with the name of Medveduvce
in Podkarpatská Rus (Sub-Carpathia), then part of the Ukrainian Soviet Socialist Republic (1945-1991) with the name of Myedvyedôvtzï
and, since 1991, known as Medvedivtsi, in the Mukachevskiy rayon (district) of Zakarpats'ka oblast (county) of Ukraine.
Other spellings/names for Medvedivtsi are Medvedevtsy, Medvedivci, Medvedovce, Medveduovtse and Medwedwic.
Medvedivtsi is located about 27
miles east-southeast of Uzhhorod (Ungvár) and fifteen miles west-northwest of Mukacheve (Munkács).
Jews probably settled in Medvedivtsi in the mid-18th century.
In 1880, the Jewish population was 13.
With the Hungarian occupation of Medvedivtsi in March, 1939, Jews were persecuted and pushed out of their occupations. In 1940-41, dozens of Jews from Medvedivtsi 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 Medvedivtsi were deported to Auschwitz late May, 1944.
A great many of the Jews from Medvedivtsi were murdered in Auschwitz and any survivors settled elsewhere.
In 2001, Medvedivtsi had about 470 inhabitants and no Jews live there today.
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