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