also known as: Perecseny (HU), Perečín (CZ), Perechin (RU)
48°44' N / 22°28' E
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was part of the Kingdom of Hungary (11th century - 1920 and 1938-1944) with the name of Perecseny
in Ung megye (county), next part of Czechoslovakia (1920-1938) with the name of Perečín
in Podkarpatská Rus (Sub-Carpathia), then part of the Ukrainian Soviet Socialist Republic (1945-1991) with the name of Perechin
and, since 1991, known as Perechyn, in the Perechynskiy rayon (district) of Zakarpats'ka oblast (county) of Ukraine.
Other spellings/names for Perechyn are Perečany,
Peretschyn and Pereczyn.
Perechyn is located about eleven miles northeast of Uzhhorod (Ungvár), near the Slovak border.
Jews probably settled in Perechyn in the first half of the 18th century.
In 1880, the Jewish population was 98.
With the Hungarian occupation of Perechyn in March, 1939, Jews were persecuted and pushed out of their occupations. In 1940-41, dozens of Jews from Perechyn 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 Perechyn were deported to Auschwitz late May, 1944.
A great many of the Jews from Perechyn were murdered in Auschwitz and any survivors settled elsewhere.
In 2001, Perechyn had about 7,020 inhabitants and no Jews live there today.
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