also known as: Fagyalos (HU), Medveduvce (CZ), Myedvyedôvtzï (RU)
48°03' N / 23°29' E
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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 mi. ESE of Uzhhorod (Ungvár) and 15 mi. WNW 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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