Radvanka (Uzhorod city)

Cemetery in Radvanka after construction
Cemetery in Radvanka before construction

Jews most likely settled in Radvanka in the late 18th century. With the Hungarian occupation of Radvanka in March, 1939, Jews were persecuted and forced from their homes. In 1940-41, Jews from Radvanka were drafted into forced labour battalions and others were drafted for service on the Eastern front, where the majority died. By 1941, the Jewish population had increased to about 725. It was at this time that Jewish families without Hungarian citizenship were expelled to the Nazi-occupied Ukrainian territory of Kamenets-Podolski, where they were murdered. The remaining Jews in Radvanka were deported to Auschwitz in late May, 1944.