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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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2001 GUTA POLONETSKA
2002 GUTA: see Guta Polonetska
2003 GUTA MARYANOVKA: see Maryanovka
2004 GUSYNYA: see Priluki
2005 GUSYATIN (HUSIATYN, Ternopil oblast: Gusiatin, GUSIATYN, GUSATIN, USIATYN, HUSIATIN , HUSIATYŃ , GUSYATIN )
2006 GURINOVKA: see Brech
2007 GULYAY POLE
2008 GULJAI POLJE: see Gulyay Pole
2009 GULJAI POLE: see Gulyay Pole
2010 GULAY POLE: see Gulyay Pole
2011 GUERMANOVKA: see Hermanivka
2012 GUDENGAZA: see Gudigai
2013 GUDIGAI
2014 GUDENGAZA: see Gudigai
2015 GUBKOV: see Sosnovoye
2016 GUBKOV
2017 GRUSHKY: see s. Ul'yanovka
2018 GRUSHKI: see s. Ul'yanobka
2019 GROSULVO: see Velikaya Mikhailovka
2020 GROSLOVO: see Velikaya Mikhailovka
2021 GROSOLOVO: see Velikaya Mikhailovka
2022 GRODEK JAGELONSKI: see Gorodok
2023 GRITZIV: see Gritsev
2024 GRITSIV: see Gritsev
2025 GRITSEV [RITZEV ,HRITSIV, HRYCÓW, HRYCIV, HARITZEV, RITZOV, GRITSIV, GRICEV, GRIZEW] Khmelnytsky oblast
2026 GRIMAYLOW: see Grimaylov
2027 GRIMAYLOV::Husiatyn Raion (district) of Ternopil Oblast [ GRZYMAŁÓW , HRYMAJILIV, HRYMAĬLIV, GZHIMALUV, GRZHYMALOV, GRZHIMALOV, GRIMALOV.,HRYMAYLIV , RIMALOV ,
2028 GRIMAYLIV: see Grimaylov
2029 GRIMALOV: see Grimaylov
2030 GRIGOROVKA: see Bachmatch
2031 GRICEW: see Gritsev
2032 GRICEV: see Gritsev
2033 GREZEW: see Gritsev
2034 GRESEV: see Gritsev
2035 GREMYACH
2036 GREKI: see Novo-Nikolayevka
2037 GREBYONKI
2038 GRANUV: see Granov
2039 GRANOW: see Granov
2040 GRANOV
2041 GRADOVKA
2042 GRADIVKA: see Gradovka
2043 GRADISK
2044 HOSTOMEL: Irpin, Kyiv oblast
2045 GOSLOW: see Eypatoria
2046 GOSCHA
2047 GORYNGRAD: see Tuchin
2048 GORSHNEVOYE: see Tomashpol
2049 GOROSHKI: see Volodarsk-Volynsk
2050 GOROKHOV
2051 GOROGNITSA
2052 GOROGISCHE: see Velikiye Mezhirichi
2053 HORODOK (Horokhiv, Gorokhov, Horochów): Volinskaya
2054 GORODOK: (Gordok Jagiellonski) L'vovskaya
2055 GORODNYA
2056 GORODNITSA
2057 GORODNA: see Gorodnya
2058 GORODKOVKA
2059 GORODISLAVICHY: see Mykolaiv
2060 GORODISHTCHE: see Gorodishche
2061 GORODISHTCH: see Gorodishche
2062 GORODISHE: see Bachmatch
2063 GORODISHCHE
2064 GORODILETS: see Kovel
2065 GORODENKA
2066 GORLOVKA
2067 GORISHNIE: see Berezdovtsy
2068 GORISHEVKA: see Komargorod
2069 HORINKOVO: Zakarpats'ka Oblast [Gorenchivo, Horinchovo, Horinčovo, Herincse, Gorinchovo, Horints, Horintsh, Horinchove, Herincovo, Herincsovo, Horincseve, Horincove]
2070 GONORATA
2071 GOLYATIN
2072 GOLOVANEVSK
2073 GOLOGORY
2074 GOLOGORI: see Gologory
2075 GOLOBY
2076 GOLOBUTOW: see Golobutov
2077 GOLOBUTOV
2078 GOLOBI: see Goloby
2079 GLYBOKAYA
2080 GLYBOCHOK: see Clubochek
2081 GLUKHOVICHY: see Mykolaiv
2082 GLUKHOV
2083 GLUCHOW: see Glukhov
2084 GLUCHOV: see Glukhov
2085 GLINYANY
2086 GLINYANOE
2087 GLINNIKI: see Annopol
2088 GLINIKI: see Annopol
2089 GLINIANY: see Glinyany
2090 GLIBOKAYA: see Glybokaya (Adancata)
2091 GINNIPIL: see Annopol
2092 GILINNIKI: see Annopol
2093 GEZLEV: see Eypatoria
2094 HERTSA [Herza, Herca, Khertsa, Gherta)" Chernivitsi obvlast
2095 HERMANIVKA: Obukhivskyi Raion, Kyiv Oblast
2096 GERASIMOVKA
2097 GAYVORONA: may be buried at Khashchevatoye
2098 GAYSIN: Vinnitskaya
2099 GANIPIL: see Annopol
2100 GANNIPIL: see Annopol
 
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