[ Not to be confused with Sukhyy in Mizhhirskiy raion today, formerly in Máramaros megye. ]
also known as: Szuhapatak (HU), Suchá (CZ), Sukhyi (RU)
48°94' N / 22°79' E
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was part of the Kingdom of Hungary (11th century - 1918 and 1938-1944) with the name of Szuhapatak
in Ung megye (county), next part of Czechoslovakia (1918-1938) with the name of Suchá
in Podkarpatská Rus (Sub-Carpathia), then part of the Ukrainian Soviet Socialist Republic (1945-1991) with the name of Sukhyi
and, since 1991, known as Sukhyy, in the Velykoberezniansky rayon (district) of Zakarpats'ka oblast (county) of Ukraine.
Other spellings/names for Ukranian are Suchý, Suchoj and Ungszuha.
Sukhyy is located about 25 miles north-northeast of Velykyi Bereznyi (Nagyberezna).
Jews probably settled in Sukhyy in the late 18th century.
In 1880, the Jewish population was 18 (of a total population of 362).
In 1910, the Jewish population was 21.
By 1921, during the Czechoslovakian period, the Jewish population remained 18. A number of Jews were engaged in agriculture, while others were involved in the trades and commerce.
In 1930, the Jewish population was 14.
With the Hungarian occupation of Sukhyy in March, 1939, Jews were persecuted and pushed out of their occupations. In 1940-41, Jews from Sukhyy were drafted into forced labor battalions and others were drafted for service on the Eastern front, where most died.
By 1941, the Jewish population had increased to 15 and it was at this time, Jewish families without Hungarian citizenship were expelled to Nazi occupied Ukrainian territory, to Kamenets-Podolski, and murdered there.
The remaining Jews of Sukhyy were deported to Auschwitz late May, 1944.
A great many of the Jews from Sukhyy were murdered in Auschwitz and any survivors settled elsewhere.
In 2001, Sukhyy had about 395 inhabitants and no Jews live there today.
Sources (portions): The Encyclopedia of Jewish Life Before and During the Holocaust, (2001) p. 416
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