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