Medvedivtsi, Ukraine
Медведівці, Yкраïна

also known as:
Fagyalos (HU), Medveduvce (CZ), Myedvyedôvtzï (RU)

48°03' N / 23°29' E

~ Introduction ~

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Medvedivtsi   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).

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Zakarpats'ka oblast, Ukraine
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1910 Map: Bereg megye/Medogyócz (Click map to enlarge it)
1910 Map (Topographical): Bereg megye/Medogyócz
Austro-Hungary Military Map: Bereg megye/Fagyalos (Click map to enlarge it)

~ History ~

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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Updated: 26 October 2020

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