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Map of Ukraine [February 2009]

Medieval Ukrainian lands were a loosely knit group of principalities. By the late 1300s, most Ukrainian lands were controlled by either the Grand Duchy of Lithuania or the Mongolian-Tatar Golden Horde. In 1569, the Kingdom of Poland and the Grand Duchy of Lithuania became the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth. Poland controlled Western Ukrainian lands while eastern Ukrainian was controlled by the Ottoman Empire. In 1772, Russia, Prussia, and Austria partitioned the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth at which time several Ukrainian areas became part of Galicia, a province of Austria. By 1795, Austria controlled western Ukraine and Russia controlled eastern Ukraine. During the 1930s, all of western Ukraine was governed by either Poland and/or Czechoslovakia. By the end of WWI, Ukrainian territory was divided into the Ukrainian Soviet Socialist Republic (USSR), Poland, Czechoslovakia, and Romania. In 1939 the Jewish population of Ukraine was 1.5 million (1,532,776) or 3% of the total population of Ukraine. One half to two thirds of the total Jewish population of Ukraine were evacuated, killed or exiled to Siberia. Ukraine lost more population per capita than any other country in the world in WW II. After WWII, the borders of the Ukrainian SSR expanded west, including those Ukrainian areas of Galicia. At the collapse of the USSR in 1991, Ukraine became an independent state. JewishGen's ShtetlSeeker references border changes of a given town with more information at JewishGen ShtetLinks for Ukrainian towns. [February 2009]

Ukraine SIG facilitates research of former Russian Empire Guberniyas now in Ukraine; Podolia, Volhynia, Kiev, Poltava, Chernigov, Kharkov, Kherson, Taurida and Yekaterinoslav. [February 2009]

Wikipedia article: "History of the Jews of Ukraine" and The Virtual Jewish History Library- Ukraine [February 2009]

DONOR OF REPORTS: US Commission for the Preservation of America's Heritage Abroad, 1101 Fifteenth Street, Suite 1040, Washington, DC 20005. Telephone 202-254-3824. Executive Director: Joel Barries. US Commission for the Preservation of America's Heritage Abroad supplied most Ukraine information. The data is alphabetical by the name of the town. The Ukrainian government has ordered an immediate and absolute moratorium on all construction or privatization of sites that have been identified as Jewish cemeteries either now or in the past. A Joint Cultural Heritage Commission to develop and agree on a comprehensive solution to preserve and protect Jewish cemeteries. Over 1000 individual sites have been described, which is estimated to be about one-half of the recoverable sites. Contact This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it for further information and details about the report of the Commission. [Date?]

Historical Research Center for Western Ukrainian communities in all countries: "ZIKARON"

Ukraine Jewish community.

Jewish Cemeteries in Ukraine Report, Winter 1997-98

Ukraine's sovereignty passed between Poland, Russia and other nations. One Crimean tribe converted to Judaism in the eighth century. The first shtetls were built by Jews working for Polish aristocrats (18th century),  The Germans murderedSome 1500 Jewish heritage sites published by the United States Commission for the Preservation of America's Heritage Abroad (2005)

Western Ukraine, Only a small remnant of its former Jewish population remains with L'viv and Chernivtsi each with about 6,000 Jews.  The majority of Jews in present-day Ukraine are native Russian/Ukrainian speakers, and only some of the elderly speak Yiddish as their mother tongue (in 1926, 76.1% claimed Yiddish as their mother tongue). The average age is close to 45. To find where records can be found, right click Archives Database, then Search Database. Activate Soundex and type in your ancestral town names.

Jewish Agricultural Colonies in the Ukraine: Chaim Freedman links to other interesting sites

Ukrainian Language, Culture and Travel with  photos of synagogues and memorials along with articles about Jewish culture 

BOOKS ABOUT UKRAINE:

  • Yizkor Books:
  1. Chelm, M. Bakalczuk-Felin, 1954, in Yiddish.
  2. Dnepropetrovsk-Yekaterinoslav, Harkavy and Goldburt, 1973, in Hebrew.
  3. Pinkas Hakehillot Poland, Volumes I-VII.
  • Frank, Ben G. A Travel Guide to Jewish Russia & Ukraine. Paperback (October 1999) Pelican Pub Co; ISBN: 1565543556
  • Gitelman, Zvi. Chapter The Jews of Ukraine and Moldova" published in Miriam Weiner's Jewish Roots in Ukraine
    and Moldova
    (see below) online.
  • Goberman, D. Jewish Tombstones in Ukraine and Moldova. Image Press, 1993. ISBN 5-86044-019-7) shows many interesting styles.
  • Greenberg, M. Graves of Tsadikim Justs in Russia. Jerusalem, 1989. 97 pages, illustrated, Hebrew and English. S2 89A4924. Notes: Rabbis tombstone restoration, no index, arranged by non-alphabetical town names.
  • Gruber, Ruth Ellen. Jewish Heritage Travel: A Guide to Eastern Europe, Washington: National Geographic, 2007
  • Ostrovskaya, Rita (Photographer), Southard, John S. and Eskildsen, Ute (Editor). Jews in the Ukraine: 1989-1994: Shtetls. Distributed Art Publishers; ISBN: 3893228527
  • Weiner, Miriam. Jewish Roots in Ukraine and Moldova: Pages from the Past and Archival Inventories (The Jewish Genealogy Series). Routes to Roots Foundation/YIVO InstituteYIVO Institute; ISBN: 0965650812. see Routes to Roots Foundation, Inc.
  • BELGIUM: Contact Daniel Dratwa This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it for books among the collection at the Jewish Museum of Belgium.
  • ISRAEL: Tragger, Mathilde. Printed Books on Jewish cemeteries in the Jewish National and University Library in Jerusalem: an annotated bibliography. Jerusalem: The Israel Genealogical Society, 1997.
  • David Chapin, Plano, Texas This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it can answer questions about general structure of tombstones in this country.

BOOKS ABOUT CRIMEA:

  • Chwolson, D. Corpus inscriptionum hebraicarum (All the Hebrew Inscriptions). Hildesheim, 1974 (1st print: St. Petersburg, 1882). 527 pages, Latin title and German text. SB74B2774. Notes: 194 tombstones, 9th-15th centuries, based on Firkowiz's book scripture analysis.
  • Chwolson, D. Achtzehn hebraische Grabschiften aus der Krim (Eighteen Hebrew grave inscriptions in Crimea).. St. Petersburg, 1985 in "Memories de L'Academie Imperial de St. Petersburg", 7Šme, series, volume IX, no. 7, III XVIII, 528 pages, illustrated. [translation] of the author's Russian book s29V5256]. German text and Hebrew inscriptions. PV255, series 7, book 9, no.7. Notes: 18 tombstones, 6-960, scripture analysis based on Firkowiz's book.
  • Firkowiz, A. Y. Avnei zikaron behatsi ha'i krim, besela hayehudim bemangup, besulkat ubekapa (Jewish memorial stones in Crimea and in [the Caucasian towns of Mangup, Sulkat and Kapa [Theodesia). Vilnius, 1872. 256 pages, illustrated, Hebrew. 29V4818. Notes: 564 tombstones, 3-1842.
  • Harkavy, A.L. Alte juedusche Denmaeler aus der krim (The old Jewish monuments in Crimea),. St. Petersburg, 1876, X, 288 pages. German and Hebrew inscriptions. PV255, VII, 24/1. Notes: 261 inscriptions, 604-916?, scripture analysis based on Firkowiz's book.
  • Click the words "Burial Location" below to sort the page names alphabetically.

    The names will be sorted from Z to A.  Click a second time to see them listed from A to Z.   Our apologies for the unsorted condition of this list.  We hope to have the list appear in A to Z sort very soon.

    --IAJGS Jewish Cemetery Project Technical Staff.

Title Filter     Display # 
# Burial Location
1101 POHREBYSZCZE: see Pogrebishche
1102 POHORBISHCH: see Pogrebishche
1103 POGREBISZCZE: see Pogrebishche
1104 POGREBISHCHE
1105 POGORELOV: see Dubno
1106 POGORBISHCH: see Pogrebishche
1107 POESTCHANKA: see Peschanka
1108 PODVYSOKE
1109 PODVOLOCHYSK: see VOLOCHYSK
1110 PODOLIA GUBERNIYA
1111 PODOLYE: see Suhaya Balka
1112 PODHAJCE: see PIDHAYTSI and BEREZHANY
1113 PODGAYTSY: see Podgaytsy
1114 PODGAYTSY
1115 PODGAYCY: see PIDHAYTSI and BEREZHANY
1116 POCZAJOV: see Pochaev and Pochayev
1117 POCHREBISHTCHE: see Pogrebishche
1118 POCHAYV: see Pochaev
1119 POCHAEV
1120 POB: see Bar
1121 PNYEVNO: see Pnevno
1122 PNIEWNO: see Pnevno
1123 PNEVNO
1124 PLISKOV
1125 PLESHTEIN
1126 PLESHCHIN: see SUDILKOV
1127 PLEBANOVKA
1128 PLEBANIVKA: see Plebanovka
1129 PJATKA: see Pyatka
1130 PJATIGORY: see Pyatigory
1131 PIVNI: see Mizych
1132 PITSE: see Lyuboml
1133 PITSHAYEV: see Pochaev and Pochayev
1134 PITCHEYEV: see Pochaev and Pochayev
1135 PISTCHANKA: see Peschanka
1136 PISCHANA: see Zolotonosha
1137 PIRYATIN
1138 PIRIATIN: see Piryatin
1139 PIRATIN: see Piryatin
1140 PILIPETS
1141 PILIPEC: see Pilipets
1142 PIDVOLOCHYSK: see VOLOCHYSK
1143 PIDHAYTSI: Ternopil oblast [Pidhaytsi, Podhajce, Podhaitza , Podgaytsy [Rus], Podhaits, Pidayets, Pidhayets, Pidhajci, Podgaitsy, Podgajcy, Podgaytse, Podhaytse, Pidhajzi
1144 PIATYHORY: see Pyatigory
1145 PIATOHOR: see Pyatigory
1146 PIATKA: see Pyatka
1147 PETROVO: see Bobovo
1148 PETCHORA: see Pechora
1149 PETCHINIZHIN: see Pechenezhin
1150 PESTSCHANKA: see Peschanka
1151 PESTCHANKA: see Peschanka
1152 PESIORA: see Pechora
1153 PESCHANNAYA
1154 PESCHANKA:[ Pishchanka, PESCHANKI, PESTCHANKA, PESCHANAYA, PISCANKA, PISCHANKA., PISZCZANKA , PISTCHANKA] Vinnytsia Oblast
1155 PERVOMAYSK (Bogopol)
1156 PERVE NUMER: see Novo Zlatopol
1157 PERSHTRAVENSK: see Baranovka
1158 PERIASLAV KHMELNITSKII: see Pereyaslav-Khmelnitskiy
1159 PEREYASLAW: see Pereyaslav-Khmelnitskiy
1160 PEREYASLAV-KHMELNITSKIY: Kyiv Oblast
1161 PEREMYSHLAYNY
1162 PERELETY
1163 PEREKREST'YE: see Keretski
1164 PEREJASLAW CHMELNICKI: see Pereyaslav-Khmelnitskiy
1165 PEREIASLAVL: see Pereyaslav-Khmelnitskiy
1166 PEREIASLAV KHMELNITSKII: see Pereyaslav-Khmelnitskiy
1167 PECZYNIZYN: see Pechenezhin
1168 PECZENIZYN: see Pechenezhin
1169 PECHORA [POTCHERA, PECHERA PECIORA ,PECZARA , PETSCHARA, PECHARA, PECERA, PECORA] Vinnitsa oblast
1170 PECIORA: see Pechora
1171 PECHENEZHIN
1172 PAWOLOTSCH: see Pavoloch
1173 PAVOLOCH: Popilnianskyi Raion - Zhytomyr Oblast, Popelnya district [Pavolitsh , Pawolotsch , Pawolocz
1174 PAVLINKA
1175 PAVALOCH: see Pavoloch
1176 PAVALICH: see Pavoloch
1177 PALMIRA: see Zolotonosha
1178 OZERYANI
1179 OZYERAN: see Ozeryani
1180 OZUTICHI
1181 OZIRAN: see Ozeryani
1182 OZHIRAN: see Ozeryani
1183 OZHIGOV: see Oles'ko
1184 OZERYANY
1185 OZERYANI
1186 OZERNYAN: see Ozeryany
1187 OZERANY: see Ozeryani
1188 OVSYANIKI: see Iosipovka.
1189 OWRUTCH: see Ovruch
1190 OWRUCZ: see Ovruch
1191 OWRUCH: see Ovruch
1192 OVRUTCH: see Ovruch
1193 OVRUCH
1194 OVIDIOPOL
1195 OTYNYA
1196 OTINYA, OTTYNIA: see Otynya
1197 OSTROZHETS
1198 OSTROZEC: see Ostrozhets
1199 OSTROPOL
1200 OSTROG
 
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