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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)


  • 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.


  • 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
2101 FELSOKALOCSA: see Negrovets
2102 FELSOEGREGY: see Agris (Oleshnik)
2103 FELSO BISZTRA: see Verknyaya Bystra
2105 FEKETE ARDO: see Chernotisov
2106 FASTIV: Kievskaya
2107 FALN SZLATINA: see Solotvina
2109 EUVPATORIA: see Eypatoaria
2110 ERGESH: see Agris (oleshnik)
2111 EMILTCHINA: see Emilchino
2113 ELIZABETGROD: see Kirovograd
2115 ELIHOVIZ: see Elikhovichi
2116 ELICHOWICE: see Elikhovichi
2117 ELANSK: see Balta
2121 DZHINESTRA: see Odessa
2122 ROMANIV: Zhitomirskaya
2123 DIMER: see Dymer
2124 DUNEWITZ: see Dunayivtsy
2125 DUNAYEVITZ: see Dunayivtsy
2126 DUNAY-GOROD: see Dunaevtsy
2127 DUNAJEVCY: see Dunayivtsy
2128 DUNAIJEVTCY: see Dunayivtsy
2130 DUNAEV: used the cemetery at Pomoryany
2131 DUMANOVKA: see Domanevka
2132 DUBROWICA: see Dubrovitsa
2133 DUBROVKA: see Novograd-Volinskiy
2134 DUMANEVKA: see Domanevka
2135 DUBROVIZA: see Dubrovitsa
2137 DUBNO
2138 DUBNA: see Dubno
2139 DRUZKOPOL: see Zhuravniki and Zhuravniki
2141 DRUSHKOPOL: see Zhuravniki
2144 DROSHKOPOL: see Zhuravniki
2145 DROHOBYTSCH: see Drogobych
2146 DROHOBYCZ: see Drogobych
2148 DRASHKOPLA: see Zhuravniki
2149 DRAHOVO: see v. Dragovo
2150 DRAHOVA: see Dragovo
2151 DRAHIV: see Dragovo
2153 DRADISK: see Gradisk
2155 DOVBISH: may be buried at Kamenniy Brod
2156 DOSHA: see Dashev
2158 DONETSK [Yuzovka, Stalino, Józówka, Donec'k, Stalin, Jusowka, Yuzovo, Hughesovka]
2159 DOMOSZYN: see Kamenka-Bugskaya
2160 DOMONOVKA: see Domanevka
2161 DOMONOVCA: see Domanevka
2162 DOMANOVKA: see Domanevka
2163 DOMANOVCA: see Domanevka
2164 DOMANIVKA: see Domanevka
2165 DERAZHNIA: see Derazhnya
2169 DEMIDUVKA: see Demidovka
2170 DOLY SLATINSKI: see Solotvinabr
2171 DEMIDOWKA: see Demidovka
2174 DELIATIN: see Delyatin
2175 DELJIER:see Dmitriyevka
2176 DELATYN: see Delyatin
2177 DASZOW: see Dashev
2178 DASHIEV: see v. Dashev
2180 DASEV: see Dashev
2183 CZUDZIN: see Chudin (Mezhirechye)
2184 CZUDYN: see Chudin (Mezhirechye)
2185 CZORTKOW STARY: see Chortkiv
2186 CZORTKOW: see Chortkiv
2187 CZETWIERTNIA: see Chetvertnya
2188 CZERNIHOW: see Chernigov
2189 CZERNIHOV: see Chernigov
2190 CZECZELNIK: see Chechelnik
2191 CUDNOW: see Chudnov
2192 CUDNOV: see Chudnov
2193 DOLISHNIE: see Berezdovtsy
2194 COZMENI: see Kitsman
2195 COTMAN: see Kitsman
2196 COSTESTI: see Konstintsy
2197 COPAIGOROD: see Kopaygorod
2199 CIUDEIU: see Chudin (Mezhirechye)
2200 CIERNA:
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