Shyroke, Ukraine
Широке, Yкраïна

also known as:
Felsősárad (HU), Vižni Šard (CZ), Shirokoye (RU)

48°03' N / 23°29' E

~ Introduction ~

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Shyroke   was part of the Kingdom of Hungary (11th century - 1920 and 1938-1944) with the name of Felsősárad   in Ugocsa megye (county), next part of Czechoslovakia (1920-1938) with the name of Vižni Šard   in Podkarpatská Rus (Sub-Carpathia), then part of the Ukrainian Soviet Socialist Republic (1945-1991) with the name of Shirokoye    and, since 1991, known as Shyroke, in the Vynohradivskiy rayon (district) of Zakarpats'ka oblast (county) of Ukraine.

Other spellings/names for Shyroke are Shiroke.

Shyroke is located about 21 Miles NNE of Chust (Huszt).

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Zakarpats'ka oblast, Ukraine
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1910 Map: Ugocsa megye/F. Sárad (Click map to enlarge it)
1910 Map (Topographical): Ugocsa megye/F. Sárad
Austro-Hungary Military Map: Ugocsa megye/Felsősárad (Click map to enlarge it)

~ History ~

Jews probably settled in Shyroke in the first half of the 18th century.

In 1880, the Jewish population was 84.

With the Hungarian occupation of Shyroke in March, 1939, Jews were persecuted and pushed out of their occupations. In 1940-41, dozens of Jews from Shyroke 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 Shyroke were deported to Auschwitz late May, 1944.

A great many of the Jews from Shyroke were murdered in Auschwitz and any survivors settled elsewhere.

In 2001, Shyroke had about 2,411 inhabitants and no Jews live there today.

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Created and Compiled by: Marshall J. KATZ, USA
with assistance from
Nikoli KATZ, USA
David Ari KLEIN, USA
Amos Israel ZEZMER, France
and the following

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Updated: 25 February 2014

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