[ Not to be confused with Novoselytsya (Taracújfalu) in Sub-Carpathia. ]
also known as: Sósfalu (HU), Novoselice (CZ), Novoselitsa (RU)
48.1339 N / 23.2311 E
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Novoselytsya was part of the Kingdom of Hungary (11th century - 1920 and 1938-1944) with the name of Sósfalu in Ugocsa megye (county), next part of Czechoslovakia (1920-1938) with the name of Novoselice in Podkarpatská Rus (Sub-Carpathia), then part of the Ukrainian Soviet Socialist Republic (1945-1991) with the name of Novoselitsa and, since 1991, known as Novoselytsya, in the Vynohradivskiy rayon (district) of Zakarpats'ka oblast (county) of Ukraine.
Novoselytsya is located about 11 miles E of Vynohradiv (Nagyszőllős).
Jews probably settled in Novoselytsya in the late 18th century.
In 1880, the Jewish population was 52, and by 1910, the Jewish population rose to 62.
By 1921, during the Czechoslovakian period, the Jewish population rose to 68. A number of Jews were engaged in agriculture and commerce.
By 1930, the Jewish population increased to 84.
With the Hungarian occupation of Novoselytsya in March, 1939, Jews were persecuted and pushed out of their occupations. In 1940-41, Jews from Novoselytsya were drafted into forced labor battalions and others were drafted for service on the Eastern front, where most died.
By 1941, the Jewish population had increased to 132 and it was at this time, a few Jewish families without Hungarian citizenship were expelled to Nazi occupied Ukrainian territory, to Kamenets-Podolski, and murdered there.
The remaining Jews of Novoselytsya were deported to Auschwitz late May, 1944.
A great many of the Jews from Novoselytsya were murdered in Auschwitz and any survivors settled elsewhere.
In 2001, Novoselytsya had about 1,435 inhabitants and no Jews live there today.
Sources (portions): Budapest, c. 1941
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