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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]

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

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 Samuel Gruber; 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 turbulent past saw sovereignty pass between Poland, Russia and other nations, but has a rich history: one Crimean tribe converting to Judaism in the eighth century, the first shtetls built by Jews working for Polish aristocrats (18th century), and rise of Hasidism. The Germans murdered 1.4 million of the two million Jews. Communism then suppressed religious life of those that survived. Despite this, Ukraine is now home to one of the largest Jewish communities in Europe (100,000-300,000). Some 1500 Jewish heritage sites published by the United States Commission for the Preservation of America's Heritage Abroad (2005)

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.
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    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.

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1201 ODZUTITCH: see Ozutichi
1202 ODZUTICHI: see Ozutichi
1203 ODZUTICH: see Ozutichi
1204 ODZIUTVCZL: see Ozutichi
1205 ODZIUT: see Ozutichi
1206 ODESSA
1207 ODESS: see Odessa
1208 OCOVA: see Kostopol
1209 OBUKHIV: Obukhivskyi Raion, Kyiv Oblast
1210 OBODOWKA: see Obodovka
1211 OBODIVKA (Obodovka)
1212 OBERTYN: see Obertin
1213 OBERTIN
1214 OBER BISTRA: see Verknyaya Bystra
1215 NYERESHAZA: see Novoselice
1216 NYEMIRUV: see Nemirov
1217 NOWY: see Kozelets
1218 NOWE SIOLO: see Novoye Selo
1219 NOVYYE VELEDNIKI: see Noviye Veledniky
1220 NOVYY ZLATOPOL: see Novo Zlatopol
1221 NOVYI YARYCHEV
1222 NOVYE STRELISHCHA
1223 NOVYE STRELISHCHA
1224 NOVYE STRZELISCHE: see NOVYE STRELISHCHA
1225 NOVOZHIVOTOV
1226 NOVOYE SELO
1227 NOVOUKRAINKA
1228 NOVOSIELSK: see SKALAT
1229 NOVOSELIZA: see Novoselice
1230 NOVOSELITSA
1231 NOVOSELICE
1232 NOVOSELICA
1233 NOVOKONSTANTINOV: see Letichev
1234 NOVOGRAD VOLYNSK: see Novograd-Volynskiy
1235 NOVOGRAD-VOLINSKIY
1236 NOVOGRAD VOLINSKIJ: see Novograd-Volinskiy
1237 NOVOGEORGIYEVSK: see Svetlovodsk
1238 NOVOGEORGIEVSK: see Svetlovodsk
1239 NOVOFASTOV
1240 NOVO-ZLATOPOL: see Novo Zlatopol
1241 NOVO-VORONTSOVKA
1242 NOVO-POLONNOE
1243 NOVO-PAVLOVKA
1244 NOVO-NIKOLAYEVKA
1245 NOVAYA KOTELNYA
1246 NOVAYA CHERTORIYA
1247 NOVAYA BASAN
1248 NOVAJA PRILUKA ( Nova Pryluka .Novaya Priluka , Pryluka )
1249 NOVA VORONYSIVKA: see Novo-Vorontsovka
1250 NOVA UMAN: see Novaya Uman
1251 NOVA SULITA: see Novoselica
1252 NOVA PAVLIVKA: see Novo-Pavlovka
1253 NOVA BASAN: see Novaya Basan
1254 NORZINSK: see Norinsk
1255 NORTH BUKOVINA: see Kurinevka
1256 NORINSK
1257 NOIDORF: see Torchin
1258 NODVORNA: see Nadvornaya
1259 NLSOSZELITYE: see Nizhneye Selische
1260 NIZNI VERECKI: see Nizhniye Veretski
1261 NIZNI STUDENY: see Nizhne Studenyy
1262 NIZHNOV: see Nizhnev
1263 NIZHNIYE VERETSKI
1264 NIZHNIV: see Nizhnev
1265 NIZHNIOW: see Nizhnev
1266 NIZHNI VIERECKI: see Nizhniye Veretski
1267 NIZHNI VERETSKI: see Nizhniye Veretski
1268 NIZHNI SELISTE: see Nizhneye Selische
1269 NIZHNEYE SELISCHE
1270 NIZHNEV
1271 NIZHNEE SINEVIDNOE: see Skole
1272 NIZHNE STUDENYY
1273 NIKOPOL
1274 NIKOLAYEVKA: see Novo-Vorontzovka
1275 NIKOLAYEVKA-NOVOROSSIYSKA
1276 NIKOLAYEVKA: see Novo-Vorontzovka
1277 NIKOLAEVKA
1278 NIKOLAEV
1279 NIKITIN ROG, SLAVYANSK: see Nikopol
1280 NIEZYN: see Nejin and Nezhin
1281 NIEMIROW: see Nemirov
1282 NEZHIN
1283 NEVETLEN: see Nevetlefalee (Dyakovo)
1284 NEVETLEGA: see Nevetlefalee (Dyakovo)
1285 NEVETLEFALEE (DYAKOVO)
1286 NERESNIZA: see Novoselice
1287 NERESNITSA: see Novoselice
1288 NERESNICE: see Novoselice
1289 NEMIROVA: see Nemirov
1290 NEMIROV (Niemirów , Nemyriv , Nemiruv, Nemiroff)
1291 NEKRASOVO
1292 NEJIN
1293 NEGROVETS
1294 NEGROVEC: see Negrovets
1295 NEGRIVIZ: see Negrovets
1296 NEGRIVITS: see Negrovets
1297 NEGREVIZ: see Negrovets
1298 NAVASELICZA: see Novoselice
1299 NARODITCH: see Narodichi
1300 NARODICI: see Narodichi
 
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