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