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Yad Vashem This Month in Holocaust History
May
May 11, 1930 -  A Zionist youth group gathers in Berehovo, Carpatho-Russia, Czechoslovakia

May 11, 1930

A Zionist youth group gathers in Berehovo, Carpatho-Russia, Czechoslovakia

The Jewish community in Berehovo flourished in the 1920’s and 1930’s, maintaining a number of prayer houses, welfare and charity institutions, schools and Talmud Torahs. In addition, Jews  were well repesented in the medical, legal and financial professions. Zionist parties were active- especially among the youth. After the German occupation in the winter of 1944, a ghetto was set up and in May, most of the Jews in Berehovo were deported to Auschwitz.

To see photos of a transport from Berehovo to Auschwitz, click here.