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Mynai was part of the Kingdom of Hungary (11th century - 1920 and 1938-1944) with the name of Minaj in Ung megye (county), next part of Czechoslovakia (1920-1938) with the name of Minaj in Podkarpatská Rus (Sub-Carpathia), then part of the Ukrainian Soviet Socialist Republic (1945-1991) with the name of Minay and, since 1991, known as Mynai, in the Uzhhorodskiy rayon (district) of Zakarpats'ka oblast (county) of Ukraine.
Other spellings/names for Mynai are Mynay.
Mynai is located about 2 mi. SSW of Uzhhorod (Ungvár).
Jews probably settled in Mynai in the first half of the 18th century.
In 1880, the Jewish population was 41.
With the Hungarian occupation of Mynai in March, 1939, Jews were persecuted and pushed out of their occupations. In 1940-41, dozens of Jews from Mynai 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 Mynai were deported to Auschwitz late May, 1944.
A great many of the Jews from Mynai were murdered in Auschwitz and any survivors settled elsewhere.
In 2001, Mynai had about 3,088 inhabitants and no Jews live there today.
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