also known as: Tekeháza (HU), Tekehaza (CZ), Tekovo (RU)
48°03' N / 23°29' E
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Tekovo was part of the Kingdom of Hungary (11th century - 1920 and 1938-1944) with the name of Tekeháza in Ugocsa megye (county), next part of Czechoslovakia (1920-1938) with the name of Tekehaza in Podkarpatská Rus (Sub-Carpathia), then part of the Ukrainian Soviet Socialist Republic (1945-1991) with the name of Tekovo and, since 1991, known as Tekovo, in the Vynohradivskiy rayon (district) of Zakarpats'ka oblast (county) of Ukraine.
Other spellings/names for Tekovo are Tekekhava and Tekove.
Tekovo is located about 5 miles SSE of Vynohradiv (Nagyszőllős).
Jews probably settled in Tekovo in the first half of the 18th century.
In 1880, the Jewish population was 86.
With the Hungarian occupation of Tekovo in March, 1939, Jews were persecuted and pushed out of their occupations. In 1940-41, dozens of Jews from Tekovo 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 Tekovo were deported to Auschwitz late May, 1944.
A great many of the Jews from Tekovo were murdered in Auschwitz and any survivors settled elsewhere.
In 2001, Tekovo had about 1,546 inhabitants and no Jews live there today.
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