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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
1201 OTYNYA
1202 OTINYA, OTTYNIA: see Otynya
1203 OSTROZHETS:[OSTROŻEC, ASTROZHETS]: Rovensky
1204 OSTROZEC: see Ostrozhets
1205 OSTROPOL
1206 OSTROG
1207 OSTRE: see Ostrog
1208 OSTRAHA: see Ostrog
1209 OSTRA: see Ostrog
1210 OSTILA: see Ustilug
1211 OSTER: Chernihiv Oblast [Ostor, Ostr, Ostez, Ostjor]
1212 ORZISTCHOV: see Rzhishchev
1213 OREHOV
1214 ORATOV
1215 ONOK
1216 OLYKA
1217 OLSHANOE: see Sosnitsa
1218 OLSHANITSA: see Agris (Oleshnik)
1219 OLIVSK: see Olevsk
1220 OLIKA: see Olyka
1221 OLIK: see Olyka
1222 OLGOPOL [OL'GOPOL, OL'HOPIL,OLHOPOL L, OL'GAPOL', OLAPOLIA] : Vinnytsia Oblast
1223 OLEYEVO KOROLEVKA: Tarnopol
1224 OLEWSK: see Olevsk
1225 OLEVSK
1226 OLES'KO
1227 OLENOVKA: see Borzna
1228 OKTYABRSKOYE: see Zhovtnevoye and Zhovtnevoye
1229 OKORMERO: see Mezhgorye
1230 OKNE, OKNY: see Krasnyye Okny
1231 ODZUTITCH: see Ozutichi
1232 ODZUTICHI: see Ozutichi
1233 ODZUTICH: see Ozutichi
1234 ODZIUTVCZL: see Ozutichi
1235 ODZIUT: see Ozutichi
1236 ODESSA
1237 ODESS: see Odessa
1238 OCOVA: see Kostopol
1239 OBUKHIV: Obukhivskyi Raion, Kyiv Oblast
1240 OBODOWKA: see Obodovka
1241 OBODIVKA (Obodovka)
1242 OBERTYN: see Obertin
1243 OBERTIN
1244 OBER BISTRA: see Verknyaya Bystra
1245 NYERESHAZA: see Novoselice
1246 NYEMIRUV: see Nemirov
1247 NOWY: see Kozelets
1248 NOWE SIOLO: see Novoye Selo
1249 NOVYYE VELEDNIKI: see Noviye Veledniky
1250 NOVYY ZLATOPOL: see Novo Zlatopol
1251 NOVYI YARYCHEV
1252 NOVYE STRELISHCHA
1253 NOVYE STRZELISCHE: see NOVYE STRELISHCHA
1254 NOVOZHIVOTOV
1255 NOVOYE SELO
1256 NOVOUKRAINKA
1257 NOVOSIELSK: see SKALAT
1258 NOVOSELIZA: see Novoselice
1259 NOVOSELITSA: [Nowosielica, Nowoselyzja, Novo Selitsa, Novoselica, Novoselitsy, Sulita, Nuvaselitz, Noua Sulitsa, Noua-Suliţă, Novoselycja]
1260 NOVOSELICE
1261 NOVOSELICA
1262 NOVOKONSTANTINOV: see Letichev
1263 NOVOGRAD VOLYNSK: see Novograd-Volynskiy
1264 NOVOGRAD-VOLINSKIY
1265 NOVOGRAD VOLINSKIJ: see Novograd-Volinskiy
1266 NOVOGEORGIYEVSK: see Svetlovodsk
1267 NOVOGEORGIEVSK: see Svetlovodsk
1268 NOVOFASTOV
1269 NOVO-ZLATOPOL: see Novo Zlatopol
1270 NOVO-VORONTSOVKA
1271 NOVO-POLONNOE
1272 NOVO-PAVLOVKA
1273 NOVO-NIKOLAYEVKA
1274 NOVAYA KOTELNYA
1275 NOVAYA CHERTORIYA
1276 NOVAYA BASAN: Chernihiv Oblast [Nova Basan, Nowo Bessan, Bason Chadash, Novo Basan, Novaia Basan']
1277 NOVAJA PRILUKA ( Nova Pryluka .Novaya Priluka , Pryluka )
1278 NOVA VORONYSIVKA: see Novo-Vorontsovka
1279 NOVA UMAN: see Novaya Uman
1280 NOVA SULITA: see Novoselica
1281 NOVA PAVLIVKA: see Novo-Pavlovka
1282 NORZINSK: see Norinsk
1283 NORTH BUKOVINA: see Kurinevka
1284 NORINSK
1285 NOIDORF: see Torchin
1286 NODVORNA: see Nadvornaya
1287 NLSOSZELITYE: see Nizhneye Selische
1288 NIZNI VERECKI: see Nizhniye Veretski
1289 NIZNI STUDENY: see Nizhne Studenyy
1290 NIZHNOV: see Nizhnev
1291 NIZHNIYE VERETSKI
1292 NIZHNIV: see Nizhnev
1293 NIZHNIOW: see Nizhnev
1294 NIZHNI VIERECKI: see Nizhniye Veretski
1295 NIZHNI VERETSKI: see Nizhniye Veretski
1296 NIZHNI SELISTE: see Nizhneye Selische
1297 NIZHNEYE SELISCHE
1298 NIZHNEV
1299 NIZHNEE SINEVIDNOE: see Skole
1300 NIZHNE STUDENYY
 
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