also known as: Tiszapéterfalva (HU), Petrovo (CZ), Piyterfolvo (RU)
48°03' N / 23°29' E
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Pyiterfolvo was part of the Kingdom of Hungary (11th century - 1920 and 1938-1944) with the name of Tiszapéterfalva in Ugocsa megye (county), next part of Czechoslovakia (1920-1938) with the name of Petrovo in Podkarpatská Rus (Sub-Carpathia), then part of the Ukrainian Soviet Socialist Republic (1945-1991) with the name of Piyterfolvo and, since 1991, known as Pyiterfolvo, in the Vynohradivskiy rayon (district) of Zakarpats'ka oblast (county) of Ukraine.
Other spellings/names for Pyiterfolvo are Petrove, Pijterfolvo, and Pyyterfolvo.
Pyiterfolvo is located about 7 mi. SSE of Vylok (Tiszaújlak).
Jews probably settled in Pyiterfolvo in the first half of the 18th century.
In 1880, the Jewish population was 130.
With the Hungarian occupation of Pyiterfolvo in March, 1939, Jews were persecuted and pushed out of their occupations. In 1940-41, dozens of Jews from Pyiterfolvo 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 Pyiterfolvo were deported to Auschwitz late May, 1944.
A great many of the Jews from Pyiterfolvo were murdered in Auschwitz and any survivors settled elsewhere.
In 2001, Pyiterfolvo had about 2,016 inhabitants and no Jews live there today.
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