Uniting genealogists with Jewish roots in Sub-Carpathia Ukraine.

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Sources of records for Sub-Carpathia Ukraine.

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Jewish theme films related to Sub-Carpathia Ukraine.

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Typical homes once found in Sub-Carpathia Ukraine.

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Sub-Carpathia Jewish History


For close to a thousand years, the region known as Sub-Carpathian Ruthenia had belonged to the Hungarian Empire. Tax records indicate Jewish settlement in the Hungarian Empire as far back as the 11th century. In the late 17th century, the Austrian Hapsburgs defeated the Turkish Ottoman Empire and, around this time, a greater amount of immigration to the Austro-Hungarian Empire occurred.

Jews were among those who came to Hungary looking for a better life and an escape from persecution. By the end of the 18th century, there were approximately 80,000 Jews residing within the borders of the Austro-Hungarian Empire.

Jewish presence in Sub-Carpathia dates back to at least the 16th century, when Jews first came to Sub-Carpathian Rus', then covering the four northeastern counties of the Hungarian kingdom, although their numbers were very small until the second half of the 18th century.

It's worth noting that outside the major Hungarian towns, the region had the highest concentration of the pre-Trianon Jewish population, produced many Manhattan Project physicists and Nobel Laureates.


Click the following topics to open and close them.

→ Jewish History - Hungarian Period
→ Jewish History - Interregnum
→ Jewish History - Czechoslovak State
→ Jewish History - Power Struggle
→ Jewish History - Economy
→ Jewish History - Language and Schooling
→ Jewish History - Annexation by Hungary
→ Jewish History - Post-War Period
→ Jewish History - Data Tables
→ Jewish History - Additional Reading

Jewish History - Rabbis


There were many revered rabbis in Sub-Carpathia over time. Following are some of them, in alphabetial order.

If you have a rabbi image and biography to contribute, click HERE to e-mail us.


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→ Rabbi Shlomo GANZFRIED
→ Rabbi Avraham Yosef GRINWALD
→ Rabbi Lázár SPIRA
→ Rabbi Joel (Yoel) TEITELBAUM

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