Brezov, Czechoslovakia #austria-czech #hungary #slovakia

Ozzy Bernstein

Hi all,

My great-grandfather resided in Brezov for a while. In his day it was in Czechoslovakia. He said that it was 25km away from Sighet in nowadays Romania. I've looked everywhere and cannot find a record of there being a town phonetically like Brezov near Sighet. Anybody have any idea where this Brezov may be?\


Ozzy Bernstein

Rainer Borsdorf

Hello Ozzy,

I'd like to help you, but I need more information. Have you got any document where the town name is written?

If it was in Slovakia, it could be Brezov or Prešov, but Szeged (for example) in Hungary is more than 400 km away. What is absolutly sure: Slovakia and Romania never had a common border - ALL time long Hungary was between both countries.
Best regards,

Rainer Borsdorf
Ilmenau (Thuringia/ Germany)

András Alvincz

Alvincz Andras
Hello Ozzy Bernstein!
Brezov = Nyirjes: In Sáros County, the edge of the County over Romania is about 10 km. It used to be Czechoslovakia, now Sovakia.
Regards Andra Alvincz

Sherri Bobish


You can use
to search for towns within a certain radius of any other town.

To do this search you will use the coordinates for the initial town (found at:
You can limit the search to towns beginning with any letter.

Information about, and coordinates for, Sighetu, can be found here:
Sighetu Marmaţiei, Romania

Alternate names: Sighetu Marmaţiei [Rom], Máramarossziget [Hun], Siget [Yid], Maramureschsigeth [Ger], Sygiet Marmaroski [Pol], Maramaros Sighet, Marmaroš Sihot, Sighet, Sigut, Sihat, Sziget, Syhot Marmaroski, Sighetul-Marmaţiei

András suggested that Brezov = Nyirjes.  The JewishGen Gazeteer finds four locations with that name:

Location NYIRJES (phonetic) in Eastern Europe
Run on Fri, 29 Jan 2021 12:19:51 -0700
For an online Map click on Google Maps

(Native names in BOLD)
Feature Type Coordinates
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Map Country Distance/Direction
from reference point
10 mile radius
Nyírjes hill 48°12' N 21°10' E G Hungary 108.0 miles ENE of Budapest 47°30' N 19°05' E
Nyírjes section of populated place 47°54' N 19°58' E G Hungary 49.5 miles NE of Budapest 47°30' N 19°05' E
Nyírjes, Nyírjes Tanya section of populated place 47°55' N 21°46' E G Hungary 128.0 miles ENE of Budapest 47°30' N 19°05' E
Nyírjes section of populated place 48°03' N 19°17' E G Hungary 39.4 miles NNE of Budapest 47°30' N 19°05' E

Hope this helps,

Sherri Bobish

András Alvincz

Alvincz Andras
Hello Ozzy!
I did not propose the settlement of Nyirjes, but the settlement of Brezov, which is located in the (now) Bártfai district of Sáros County, whose Hungarian name happens to be Nyirjes (the other Nyirjes are not called Brezov)
Regards Andras Alvincz