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Map of Ukraine [February 2009]

Russian Jews.  Film 1.  Before the Revolution / English titles [December 2018]

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.

[UPDATE] Ukraine-Israel Community Information/Pictures of Cemteries and more [October 2017]

    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
101 VYZHENKA : VIZHENKA , VIJNICIOARA ,WIZENKA VYZHENKA VELYKA. , WYŻENKA WEŁYKA [,
102 Kyseliv: [Chisălău, Khiseleu, Kisalau, Kiselëv] Chernivtsi Oblast
103 BUKOVETS: [Bükköspatak, Bukócz, Bukovce, Bukóc ,Bukovets , Bikivitz , Bukovec , Zakarpats'ka oblast(
104 DZYHOVKA: Vinnytsia oblast [Dzhhivka, Dzygovka , Zegifke ,
105 KRYZHOPOL:(CRIJOPOL ,KRZYŻOPOL , KRIZHOPOL ,KRYZHOPIL) Vinnitsa Oblast
106 Shpykivka, Spies , Шпиківка, Shpikovka: Vinnyts'ka Oblast'
107 MONASTYRYS'KA : Ternipol oblast [Folwarki, MONASTYRYS'KA , MONASTRISHTCH , MONASTERISHTCHE, MONASTERISKA, MONASTERYSKA, MONASTRISHCH, MONASTYRISCE, MONASTRISHTZ]
108 BOYANY / BOIANY: BOIAN, BOJAN, BOYAN, BOIANCENI in Chernivtsi Oblast
109 NYZHNI STANIVITZI: (Untershtaneshti, Staneshti, Staneshti De-Zhos, Nischnije Stanowzy, Unterstanestie am Czeremosch, Stăneştii-de-Jos-pe-Ceremuş, Stanivcy Welyky nad Czoremoszom, Stanowce Wielki , Nyzhni Stanivtsi, Unter-Stanestie, Staneştii de Jos,
110 Hliboka, HYLBOKA (Adâncata, Głębokie, Adancata, Adynkata, Glibookaya, Glyboka, Glybokaya, Hlyboka, Khliboka), : Chernivsti oblast
111 TORGOVITSA: [TORHOVYTSIA, TARGOWICA, TROVITS, TARGOVICA, TARGOVISTE, TARGOVITZA, TARGOWITZA, TORHOVYCJA, TORHOWYCJA, TAROVITZ, TRUVITZ]
112 NOVA ZHADOVA [Jadova, Stara Jadova, Zhadova, Jadova Nouă, Zadowa, Zhovkva]: Storozhynets Raion, Chernivtsi Oblast
113 CUCIURUL MARE [VELIKI KUCHRIV] (Storojineţ, Chernivets'ka Oblast)
114 OLEKSANDRIIA [Aleksandria]: Rivne raion and oblast
115 GORODOK (Horodok, Gródek): Volyns'ka oblast
116 ROKYTNE (ROKITNOYE, ROKITNO,REKITNE): Rivne Oblast
117 BEREZNO (Berezne): Rivne
118 ROKYTNE: [ROKITNOYE, ROKITNA, RAKITNOYE, RAKITNO, ROKITNO]: Kiev Oblast
119 NOVOZLATOPIL: Novozlatopil', Pervy Numer, Nei-Zlatopol, Novyy Zlatopol', Novo Zlatopol., Ershter Numer, Novozlatopoll, Krasnoselka, Mezhirich, Trudoljubovka and Nechaevka]
120 NOVA USHITSA: Kamenets-Podolski [NOVAYA USHITSA, NEI-USHITZ, OYSHITZ , USZYCA ]
121 HOSHCHA: (Hosht, Hoszcza, Gosca): Rivne Oblast
122 SEVASTOPOL/POZHAROVA:
123 VONIHOVO: See Vonigovo
124 VOLOSYANKA: (Hajasd, Volusanka)
125 VERYATSYA: (Verjacia, Veréce , Veryiats,
126 VERKHNIY STUDENYY (Studniya, Studene Vizhne)
127 VELIKAYA KOPANYA :(FELSŐ, VERESMART, GROYS KOPANIE)
128 VELYKYL BYCHKIV (Rakhiv Raion, Zakarpattia Oblas) - (Nagybocsko, Velky Bockov)
129 UZHOK (UZSOK)
130 BOHORODCHANY: Ivano-Frankovisk
131 LUH: Луг, Yкраïна, KisLonka, Lonka, Lug , LEH-LUNKA, , TISZALONKA, Kislonka, Lonka.
132 KOLOCHAVA : KOLOČAVA, ALSÓKÁLOCSA, KALOCSAIMSÁD , KALITSHAVA , CĂLACEA DE JOS , KOLOTSCHAWA , NIŽNÁ KOLOČAVA, , NIZHNI KOLOCHAVA, KALICSAVA.
133 KLENOVETS: Nyárasdomb, Újklenóc, Noviy Klyenovitzi, Fridešovo,, Koltschyno, Nový Klenovec, Klenowez., Frigyesfalva \,
134 Khmil'nyk, Хмільник, Yкраïна, Komlós,, Komluš, Khmel'nik), Kalmoyish
135 KAMYASKE: Kam"yans'ke, Кам'янсь'ке, Yкраïна, Beregkövesd (HU), Kivjažd,, Kam'yAnske : rshavsky rayon (district) of Zakarpats'ka oblast
136 Kuzmyno: Kal'nyk [Kalnyk, Beregsarret, Beregsárrét, Kuzmino, Kuzmics, Kuz'myno]
137 TERNIVKA: Ternovka, Ternevka, Ternówka, Tarnovka, Ternefke: Vinnitsya Oblast
138 ROZTOKY: Rostoki, Răstoace, Roztoki, Rostoki Woloskie
139 TARTAKOW MIASTO: TARTAKOV, TARTAKIV, TARTAKUV, TARTEKEV
140 SOSNIVKA:: Lviv Oblast
141 DOLGIY VOYNILOV: Dovgyy Voynyliv,Ivano-Frankivs'Ka Oblast'
142 TYMKIV: Khmel Oblast
143 MONASTYRYSCHE: Monastyryschenskyi Raion, Cherkasy Oblast
144 VYSHHOROD (Vyshgorod, Vizhgorodok): Kiev
145 MYKOLAYIV (NIKOLAYEV. Vernoleninsk)L Kherson
146 DUNAYIVTSI: Dunaivtsi, Dunayevtsy Dunajowce,,Dinovitz,Dunayevitz, Dinewitz, Dinovits, Dunivits, Dinovets, Dunaivci, Dunaivtsi, Dunajevcy, Dunajewzy in Khmelnytskyi Oblast
147 DERAZHNO (Derezhne, Derażne): Volyn
148 KORETS: Rivnens'ka oblast
149 STYEBLI: Korsun-Shevchenkivskyi
150 VERKHNYE VODYANE
151 VERKHNYA VYZNTSYA
152 VELIKAYA DOBRON
153 TURI REMETY
154 SYURTE
155 SVALYAVA
156 RUSKI KOMARIVTSI (Oroszkomoroc)
157 PRYBORZHAVSKE (Zadnya)
158 NYZHNI VOROTA
159 NOVOPOLTAVKA
160 NELIPYNO (Harsfalva)
161 MALA DOBRON
162 KUSHNYTSYA
163 IRSHAVA: (Irsava, Ilosva)
164 HOLUBYNE:
165 HAT
166 DUSYNO:
167 DOVHE
168 RUDNYKI: see Mostyska and Yavorov
169 ZHYTOMYR: Zhitomir, Zytomierz, Schytomur, Zytomyr, Zitomir, Shitomir, Jitomir
170 BEREGKISFALUD (Siltse, Selse) : Ilosvai
171 Kaminetz: see Kamyanets-Podilsky
172 KASPEROWCE: Ternopolska Obl
173 ZBARAZH: Ternopil oblast
174 NEPOLOKIVTSI:
175 BELKI: Irshaavs'kky raion
176 Moghilu: see MOGILEV PODOLSK
177 Mohylów Podolsk: see MOGILEV PODOLSK
178 RATNO
179 OKOPY:
180 BARYSH
181 TRANSNISTRIA
182 TRANSNISTRA
183 VOLODYMYR VOLYNSKYY: Volyn
184 SIKAL: see SOKAL
185 SKUL: see SOKAL
186 RAWA RUSKA: see RAVA RUSKA
187 RAVA RUSKA: Rava-Rus'ka, Рава-Руська, Rava Russkaya, Рава-Русска,Rawa Ruska], Rawa, Rave, ראווע, Rava Ruska, Rava-Ruska, Ravi.
188 BIL'CHE ZOLOTE: see BILCHE ZOLOTE:
189 BIL'CHE ZOLOTE: Tarnapol
190 Olejowa Korolowka: see Oleyevo-Korolevka
191 Korolivka: see Oleyevo-Korolevka
192 Korolovka: see Oleyevo-Korolevka
193 Kiemieliszki: Khmelnytskyy, PROSKUROV, CHMIELNICKI, HMELNITSKI, KHMELNITSKI, KHMELNITSKII, KIEMIELISZKI, KIMLISHUK, PŁOSKIRÓW, PROSKURÓW.
194 Płoskirow: Khmelnytskyy
195 Kimlishuk: see Khmelnytskyy
196 Proskurov: Khmelnytskyy
197 Chmelnitski: Khmelnytskyy
198 Chmielnicki: Khmelnytskyy
199 Charkow: see Kharkiv
200 LABUN: see Yurpvshyna
 
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