Hodoš

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Hodoš
The Hodoš/Hodos railway station, with bilingual names
The Hodoš/Hodos railway station, with bilingual names
Hodoš is located in Slovenia
Hodoš
Hodoš
Location in Slovenia
Coordinates: 46°49′42.50″N 16°19′26.00″E / 46.8284722°N 16.3238889°E / 46.8284722; 16.3238889Coordinates: 46°49′42.50″N 16°19′26.00″E / 46.8284722°N 16.3238889°E / 46.8284722; 16.3238889
Country Flag of Slovenia.svg Slovenia
Traditional region Prekmurje
Statistical region Mura
Municipality Hodoš
Area
 • Total 12.5 km2 (4.8 sq mi)
Elevation 258 m (846 ft)
Population (2012)
 • Total 280
[1]

Hodoš (Hungarian: Hodos or Őrihodos, German: Hodosch) is a town in Slovenia. It is the seat of the Municipality of Hodoš. It is part of the Prekmurje region.

Name[edit]

Hodoš was first mentioned in written sources in 1331 as de Hudus-feu (and as Hodos in 1452 and 1453). The name is probably based on the hypocorism *Xodošь, from the Slavic personal name *Xodъ. A less likely possibility is that the name is derived from the Hungarian common noun hód 'beaver'.[2]

Mass graves[edit]

Hodoš is the site of two known mass graves associated with the Second World War and immediate postwar period. The Cold Valley Mass Grave (Slovene: Grobišče Mrzla dolina) is located in the woods northwest of Hodoš, southwest of a small lake, in a ravine known as the Cold Valley (Mrzla dolina, Hungarian: Hideg-völgy). It contains the remains of seven or eight ethnic Hungarians (or possibly German soldiers) that were killed when the Red Army arrived in April 1945.[3] The Barracks Mass Grave (Grobišče pri vojašnici) is located north of Hodoš, about 75 m from the Hungarian border. It contains the remains of a group of Hungarians that illegally crossed the border in 1945. They were shot and their bodies were thrown into an abandoned well.[4]

Notable people[edit]

Notable people that were born or lived in Hodoš include:

References[edit]

  1. ^ Statistical Office of the Republic of Slovenia
  2. ^ Snoj, Marko. 2009. Etimološki slovar slovenskih zemljepisnih imen. Ljubljana: Modrijan and Založba ZRC, p. 160.
  3. ^ Cold Valley Mass Grave on Geopedia (Slovene)
  4. ^ Barracks Mass Grave on Geopedia (Slovene)
  5. ^ a b c Savnik, Roman, ed. 1980. Krajevni leksikon Slovenije, vol. 4. Ljubljana: Državna založba Slovenije. pp. 296–297.

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