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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
2201 CZETWIERTNIA: see Chetvertnya
2202 CZERNIHOW: see Chernigov
2203 CZERNIHOV: see Chernigov
2204 CZECZELNIK: see Chechelnik
2205 CUDNOW: see Chudnov
2206 CUDNOV: see Chudnov
2207 DOLISHNIE: see Berezdovtsy
2208 COZMENI: see Kitsman
2209 COTMAN: see Kitsman
2210 COSTESTI: see Konstintsy
2211 COPAIGOROD: see Kopaygorod
2212 CLUBOCHEK:
2213 CIUDEIU: see Chudin (Mezhirechye)
2214 CIERNA:
2215 CICELNIC: see Chechelnik
2216 DOLINSKOYE
2217 CHYROW: see Khyrov
2218 CHUT: see Khust
2219 DOLINA
2220 CHUST: see Khust
2221 DOBROVELICHKOVKA
2222 CHUMALEVO
2223 DOBROTWOR: see Dobrotvor (Staryi)
2224 DOBROTVOR (STARYI)
2225 DOBROMYL'
2226 DOBROMIL: see Dobromyl'
2227 DMITROVKA
2228 DMITRIYEVKA
2229 DJURIN: see Dzhurin
2230 DINOVITS: see Dunaevtsy
2231 DINIVITZ: see Dunaevtsy
2232 DINEWITZ: see Dunaevtsy
2233 DYMER: Makarivskyi Raion, Kyiv Oblast [Dimer[
2234 DIKOVKA
2235 DIBROVKA: see Pyatigory
2236 DERESHNJA: see Derazhnya
2237 DEREBCIN: see Derebchin
2238 DEREBCHIN
2239 DIKOV: may be buried at Klevan
2240 DERAZHNYA [DERAZHNIA, DZIERAŻNIA , , DERAZHNVA, DERESHNJA] : Khmelnytskyi Oblast
2241 DEMYANOVTSY
2242 DEM'YANKIVTSI: see Demyanovtsy
2243 DASHIEV: see Dashev
2244 DAISIN: see Gaysin
2245 CZORTKOW: see Chortkiv
2246 CSERJES: see Lozansky
2247 CRENENCIUC: see Kremenchug
2248 CICELNIC
2249 CHUKOV
2250 CHUDNOW: see Chudnov
2251 CHUDNOV
2252 CHUDIN: (Czudyn)
2253 CHOTYN: see Khotin
2254 CHOTIN: see Khotin
2255 CHORTKIV: Ternopil oblast (Czortków, Chortkov, Tschortkiw, Czortków, Czortków Stary, Chertkov, Chortkuv, Chortkev, Czortkiw, Vygnanka)
2256 CHORTKEV: see Chortkiv
2257 CHOROSTKOW: see Khorostkov
2258 CHOROSTKOV: see Khorostkov
2259 CHOROL: see Khorol
2260 CHORAL: see Khorol
2261 CHOPOVITCH: see Chopovichy
2262 CHOPOVICHY:
2263 CHOPOVICHI: see Chopovichy
2264 CHOLOVKA:
2265 CHODOROV: see Khodorov
2266 CHODORKOW: see Khodorkov
2267 CHODODROW: see Khodorov
2268 CHODORKOV: see Khodorkov
2269 CHODNITZA: see Skhodnitsa
2270 CHODEREV: see Khodorov
2271 CHMIELNITSKY
2272 CHMEINIK: see Khmelnik
2273 CHKALOVO:
2274 CHITCHILNIK: see Chechelnik
2275 CHIROW:: see Khyrov
2276 CHIROV: see Khyrov
2277 CHILIA NOVA: see Kiliya
2278 CHICHELNIK: see Chechelnik
2279 CHETVERTNYA:
2280 CHETVERNIA: see Chetvertnya
2281 CHETSCHELNIK: see Chechelnik
2282 CHERVONOYE
2283 CHERVONOGRAD:
2284 CHERVONOARMEYSK / RADYVYLIV:Rivne Oblast [Volhynia [RODVIL , CHERVONOARMEYSK, , CHERVONOARMEISK , RADZIWIŁŁÓW , RADZIVILOV , RADEVIL, RADVIL, RADIVIL, RADZHIVILOV, RADZIVILLUV, RADYWYLIW
2285 CHERNYAHOV
2286 CHERNY ARDOV: see Chernotisov
2287 CHERNUKHI:
2288 CHERNUCHI: see Chernukhi
2289 CHERNIVTSI::Bukovina [Cernovcy, Cernwitze Bukovina, Chernovitsy, Chernovitz, Chernovits, Czerniowce, Tschernowitz, Chernivtsi-Чернівці, Cernăuţi, Czernowitz,
2290 CHERNOVO: see Andreevo-Ivanovka
2291 CHERNOVITSY
2292 CHERNOTISOV:
2293 CHERNOGUZY:
2294 CHERNOBYL:
2295 CHERNIY POTOK: see Feketepatak
2296 CHERNIOWCE: see CHERNIVTSI
2297 CHERNINIVKA: see Chernigovka
2298 CHERNIGOVKA
2299 CHERNIHIV (CHERNIGOV)
2300 CHERNICH: see Chernukhi
 
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