also known as: Beregrákos (HU), Rákošín (CZ), Rakoshino (RU)
48°28' N / 22°36' E
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was part of the Kingdom of Hungary (11th century - 1920 and 1938-1944) with the name of Beregrákos
in Bereg megye (county), next part of Czechoslovakia (1920-1938) with the name of Rákošín
in Podkarpatská Rus (Sub-Carpathia), then part of the Ukrainian Soviet Socialist Republic (1945-1991) with the name of Rakoshino
and, since 1991, known as Rakoshyno, in the Mukachevskiy rayon (district) of Zakarpats'ka oblast (county) of Ukraine.
Other spellings/names for Rakoshyno are Rakoshyn,
Rakoshin and Rakošin.
Rakoshyno is located about five miles west-northwest of Mukacheve (Munkács).
Jews probably settled in Rakoshyno in the first half of the 18th century.
In 1880, the Jewish population was 132.
With the Hungarian occupation of Rakoshyno in March, 1939, Jews were persecuted and pushed out of their occupations. In 1940-41, dozens of Jews from Rakoshyno 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 Rakoshyno were deported to Auschwitz late May, 1944.
A great many of the Jews from Rakoshyno were murdered in Auschwitz and any survivors settled elsewhere.
In 2001, Rakoshyno had about 3,260 inhabitants and no Jews live there today.
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