Radvanka (Uzhorod city)

Cemetery in Radvanka after construction
Cemetery in Radvanka before construction

Jews probably settled in Radvanka in the late 18th century. With the Hungarian occupation of Radvanka in March, 1939, Jews were persecuted and pushed out of their occupations. In 1940-41, Jews from Radvanka 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 about 725 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 Radvanka were deported to Auschwitz late May, 1944.