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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.

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