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Sil' was part of the Kingdom of Hungary (11th century - 1920 and 1938-1944) with the name of Sóslak in Ung megye (county), next part of Czechoslovakia (1920-1938) with the name of Sola in Podkarpatská Rus (Sub-Carpathia), then part of the Ukrainian Soviet Socialist Republic (1945-1991) with the name of Sol and, since 1991, known as Sil', in the Velykobereznianskiy rayon (district) of Zakarpats'ka oblast (county) of Ukraine.
Other spellings/names for Sil' are Szolya, Cil' and Sol'.
Sil' is located about 33 mi. ENE of Uzhhorod (Ungvár).
Jews probably settled in Sil' in the first half of the 18th century.
In 1880, the Jewish population was 43.
With the Hungarian occupation of Sil' in March, 1939, Jews were persecuted and pushed out of their occupations. In 1940-41, dozens of Jews from Sil' 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 Sil' were deported to Auschwitz late May, 1944.
A great many of the Jews from Sil' were murdered in Auschwitz and any survivors settled elsewhere.
In 2001, Sil' had about 611 inhabitants and no Jews live there today.
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