Mizhhirya Holocaust





In the Spring of 1939, the Hungarians occupied Ökörmező / Volové and in 1940-41 drafted a great number of the Jews into their slave labor battalions; some were sent to the eastern front, where most perished. By late Summer 1941, any Jewish families without Hungarian citizenship were expelled to Nazi-occupied Ukraine where they were murdered. As told by Rita (née SCHNEIDER) POLLACK, a survivor from Ökörmező / Volové:

"It was on April 16, 1944, the Jews of Ökörmező / Volové were picked up by the Gestapo, including my SCHNEIDER family. We were the third family to be picked up by truck on April 16, the day after Passover ended, at seven in the morning. The Gestapo took all of us to the synagogue in Ökörmező / Volové where we were locked up inside for three days. Afterwards, the Gestapo loaded everyone into trucks and we were all transported to the ghetto in Szekernice. Before we arrived in Szekernice, the Gestapo had cleared the village of all non-Jews to make a ghetto. We were put into rooms at the ghetto, 30 people to a room. After being interned at Szekernice for about three weeks, we were made to walk to the next town where they forced us into cattle cars, eighty people to a car, that transported us to Auschwitz concentration camp. We arrived at Auschwitz on the 19th of May, after spending about 10 days on the train."

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NOTE: Mizhhirya was located in the Gendarmerie District VIII (Kassa). Ghettoization of the countryside Jews to the larger towns occurred 16-28 April 1944; deportations to the Auschwitz concentration camp occurred between 15 May and 7 June 1944. The 1944 Kassa list of Death Trains details the number of Jews deported and the stations of departure. (Kassa is present-day Košice, Slovakia.)



Volové memorial plaque on Mount Zion, Jerusalem, Israel
Photo: Courtesy of Jack EISNER, Thailand

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~ Mizhhirya Holocaust Deportations ~

Following is a list of the Jewish individuals that lived in Mizhhirya in April, 1944 until being trucked to the Szekernice Ghetto, where they remained for about three weeks, prior to being transported to Auschwitz.

The names below are from the Nevek deportation lists.
Source: The Nevek Deportation List database at the NEVEKLARSFELD web site.

Disclaimer: The following names were found searching the NEVEKLARSFELD web site for individuals listed as living in or born in Ökörmező/Mizhhirya. Unfortunately, for reasons unknown, the list is incomplete.

If your family member is not listed below, see the Yad Vashem Archives - Central Database of Shoah Victims' Names, a more complete database of names.



NAME DOB NAME DOB NAME DOB NAME DOB
DAVIDOVICS, HENJA 1924 HOROVITZ, HELEN 1927 POPPER, ROZA 1918 WEINGARTEN, EDITH 1926
DAVIDOVICS, ROZI 1922 ICKOVICS, MATYASNE 1909 ROSENFELD, BERTA 1928 WEISER, FANNY 1918
DAVIDOVICS, SARA 1923 KLEIN, UNKNOWN 1906 ROSENTHAL, MARIA 1925 WEISER, SAROLTA 1920
DAVIDOVICS, SARA 1928 KLEIN, MARGIT 1924 ROSENTHAL, ROZSI 1927 WEISZ, LILI 1915
DAVIDOVITS, SARA 1908 KLEIN, DORA 1925 ROSENTHAL, REGINA 1930 WEISZ, ARONNE 1919
DICKER, FANI 1928 KLEIN, ROZA 1927 ROSENTHAL, REGINA 1906 WEISZ, SZABINA 1928
DREHER, FANNI 1928 LAX, MARGIT 1916 ROSENTHAL, IZIDORNE 1909 WEISZ, SARI 1914
EISNER, MARGIT 1918 LAX, ROZSI 1921 SAFAR, ROZSI 1924 ZISZOVICS, LUJZA 1928
FIXLER, HELENA 1922 LAX, FRIDA 1922 SAFAR, ABRAHAMNE 1904 ZISZOVICS, EIZIKNE 1904
FIXLER, ROZALIA 1924 LAX, FRIDA 1924 SCHNEIDER, ARANKA 1923 ZISZOVICS, HEDVIG 1925
GOLDBERG, BERNATNE 1914 LAX, HELENA 1919 SCHNEIDER, ADOLFNE 1905 ZISZOVICS, ETEL 1916
GOLDBERG, HELEN 1922 LEBOVITS, REGINA 1924 SCHNEIDER, FRANCISKA 1921 ZISZOVITS, SARA 1924
GRUN, JOLAN 1915 LEBOVITS, REGINA 1924 SCHNEIDER, ROZSI 1926 ZOLDAN, REGINA 1928
HEIMOVICS, FERENCNE 1916 MECHLOVICS, HELEN 1926 STEINBERG, HELENA 1915
HOFFMAN, CECILIA 1927 MECHLOVICS, SZIDI 1925 STEINBERG, JOLAN 1917
HOFFMANN, ANTALNE 1908 NEUMANN, TOVA 1923 STROBEL, BERTA 1927
HOFFMANN, ERZSEBET 1927 NEUMANN, MALVIN 1920 STROBEL, LENKE 1922
HOFFMANN, ROZA 1923 NEUMANN, ARANKA 1924 STRULOVICS, RUHEL 1927
HOROVITZ, ROZSA 1925 NEUMANN, PINHASZNE 1906 WEINGARTEN, ESZTER 1919
HOROVITZ, LILI 1925 NEUMANN, FANI 1924 WEINGARTEN, EVA 1925



~ Mizhhirya Survivors ~

Below are links to personal stories by survivors of the Holocaust from Mizhhirya. If you have a personal story to share by a survivor of the Holocaust from Mizhhirya, click HERE to contact me.

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  • Testimony of Marton ADLER (b. 14 September 1929, Volové) This is an interview which chronicles his life and spans multiple web pages which you can read and/or listen to.




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Created by: Marshall J. KATZ, USA / Compiled by: Amos Israel ZEZMER, France
with assistance from the following

JewishGen members/descendants and contributors of Mizhhirya Jewish families:

Marton ADLER, USA
Jack EISNER, Thailand
Rita (née SCHNEIDER) POLLACK, USA
Amos Israel ZEZMER, France


Updated: 5 February 2010

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