Munkács Holocaust


In April 1944, the Jews of Munkács, and the surrounding villages, were rounded up and marched to the ghetto in Munkács where they were interned for a month and a half. The Germans then moved everyone from the ghetto to a brick factory outside of town, then they were forced into cattle cars and transported by train to Auschwitz. The once flourishing Jewish community of Munkács ceased to exist on 30 May 1944.


~ Munkács Ghetto ~

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Munkács ghetto entrance in 1944
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Site of Munkács ghetto entrance in 2011
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~ Second Munkács Ghetto ~

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~ Munkács Brick Factory Ghetto in 1944 ~
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Site of Munkács Brick Factory Ghetto in 2013
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~ Munkács Ghetto Memorial Plaque ~
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~ Memorial Plaque to Raoul Wallenberg ~
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~ Munkács Ghetto Confiscations ~

Upon arrival at the Munkács Ghetto, the Jews of Munkács and the countryside suffered confiscation of their money and valuables which they had with them. A list was made—some typed, most were handwritten—of all items confiscated. Some of the forms have the head of household signature. There are different form styles found, some with the mother's name and address for the head of the household. Many of the forms are very difficult to read or are unreadable. Following are two examples of forms used.

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KATZ, Ernõ
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KATZ, Ernõ
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TERKELTAUB, Hermanné
from Varkulsca (today, Klyucharki)

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TERKELTAUB, Hermanné
from Varkulsca (today, Klyucharki)

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~ Munkács Deportations ~

In 1944, Munkács was located in the Gendarmerie District VIII (Kassa, present-day Košice, Slovakia).

Deportations to the Auschwitz concentration camp occurred between 14 May and 7 June 1944.

The complete list of 1944 Kassa Death Trains details the number of Jews deported and the various stations of departure.

The dates and number of those deported from Munkács is listed below.


Gendarmerie District VIII (Kassa)
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Munkács Ghetto Transports
Data source: www.degob.hu

Munkács 14 May 1944 3,169
Munkács 16 May 1944 3,629
Munkács 17 May 1944 3,306
Munkács 18 May 1944 3,025
Munkács 19 May 1944 3,222
Munkács 20 May 1944 3,026
Munkács 21 May 1944 2,861
Munkács 23 May 1944 3,269
Munkács 24 May 1944 3,080


Munkács Total 28,587




~ Munkács Holocaust Data ~

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

Disclaimer: The following names were found searching the Nevek-Klarsfeld web site for individuals listed as living in or born in Munkács. 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.



( YOB = Year of Birth; * = Not transcribed; -né suffix at the end of a name = Mrs. )




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Created by: Marshall J. KATZ, USA / Compiled by: Louis SCHONFELD, USA
and with assistance from
Ghetto Fighters' Museum
Nevek-Klarsfeld
USHMM, Washington, D.C.
Yad Vashem Archives
and the following

JewishGen members/descendants and contributors of Mukacheve Jewish families:

Louis SCHONFELD, USA.


Updated: 27 July 2013

Copyright © 2008 Louis SCHONFELD All rights reserved.

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