Synevyr, Ukraine
Синевир, Yкраïна

also known as:
Alsószinevér (HU), Sinovír (CZ), Sinevir (RU)

48°29' N / 23°38' E

~ Introduction ~

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Synevyr   was part of the Kingdom of Hungary (11th century - 1920 and 1938-1944) with the name of Alsószinevér   in Máramaros megye (county), next part of Czechoslovakia (1920-1938) with the name of Sinovír   in Podkarpatská Rus (Sub-Carpathia), then part of the Ukrainian Soviet Socialist Republic (1945-1991) with the name of Sinevir    and, since 1991, known as Synevyr, in the Mizhhirskiy rayon (district) of Zakarpats'ka oblast (county) of Ukraine.

In Yiddish, Synevyr was known as Siniver

Other spellings/names for Synevyr are Alsószinevér, Szinyyvir, Szinevir, Sinijvir and Siniyvir.

Synevyr is located about 26 miles northeast of Khust (Huszt).

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Zakarpats'ka oblast, Ukraine
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1910 Map: Máramaros megye/Alsószinevér (Click map to enlarge it)
1910 Map (Topographical): Máramaros megye/Szinevér
Austro-Hungary Military Map: Máramaros megye/Szinevér (Click map to enlarge it)

~ History ~

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

In 1880, the Jewish population was 218.

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

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

In 2001, Synevyr had about 4,805 inhabitants and no Jews live there today.

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