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Uzhok was part of the Kingdom of Hungary (11th century - 1920 and 1938-1944) with the name of Uzsok in Máramaros megye (county), next part of Czechoslovakia (1920-1938) with the name of Užok in Podkarpatská Rus (Sub-Carpathia), then part of the Ukrainian Soviet Socialist Republic (1945-1991) with the name of Ozok and, since 1991, known as Uzhok, in the Velykobereznianskiy rayon (district) of Zakarpats'ka oblast (county) of Ukraine.
Other spellings/names for Uzhok are Uschok.
Uzhok is located about 53 miles NNE of Uzhhorod (Ungvár), on the Polish border.
Jews probably settled in Uzhok in the first half of the 19th century.
In 1880, the Jewish population was 70 (of a total population 572) and then by 1910, the Jewish population rose to 125.
Then by 1941, the Jewish population dropped to 76.
With the Hungarian occupation of Uzhok in March, 1939, Jews were persecuted and pushed out of their occupations. In 1940-41, dozens of Jews from Uzhok 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 Uzhok were deported to Auschwitz late May, 1944.
A great many of the Jews from Uzhok were murdered in Auschwitz and any survivors settled elsewhere.
In 2001, Uzhok had about 772 inhabitants and no Jews live there today.
Sources (portions): The Encyclopedia of Jewish Life Before and During the Holocaust, (2001) pp. 1368-69
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