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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
2301 CHEHIYA:
2302 CHECHELNIK: [Chechel'nik, Chitchilnik ,Czeczelnik , Chel'nik, Chechelnyk, Cecel'nyk.
2303 CHARTORYSK:
2304 CHARTORIYSK: (Polish) see v. Tariy Chartoriysk
2305 CHARTORIYA CHADASHA: see Novaya Chertoriya
2306 CHARTORISK: see Stariy Chartoriysk
2307 CHARTORISH: see Stariy Chartoriysk
2308 CHARIVNOYE:
2309 CHANKOV
2310 CHANKIV: see Chankov
2311 CETATEA ALBA: see Belgorod Dnestrovskiy
2312 CERNOVCY
2313 CERNAUTI
2314 CERNANTI
2315 CERCASSY: see Chercass
2316 CAMGORODOK: see v. Aleksandrovka
2317 BYSZEW, BYSZOW: see Byshev
2318 BYSTRICHY:
2319 BYKOW: see Bykovt
2320 BYSHIV: Makarivskyi Raion, Kyiv Oblast
2321 BYKOW: see Bykov
2322 BYKOVKA:
2323 BYKOV: 251164,
2324 BYELOGORD: see Bilhorod-Dnestrovskiy
2325 BYELAYA TSERKOV
2326 BYEL: (Yiddish) see Berezhnitsa
2327 BUZKE: see Buzhskoey
2328 BUZHSKOEY:
2329 BUTCHATCH: see Buchach
2330 BUSK:
2331 BURSHZTYN: see Burshtyn
2332 BURSHTYN:
2333 BURSHTIN: see Burshtyn
2334 BUKSHEVITZ: see Bukachevtsy
2335 BUKOVINA:
2336 BUKOTCHOVITZ: see Bukachevtsy
2337 BUKACZOVCE: see Bukachevtsy
2338 BUKACHIVTSI: see Bukachevtsy
2339 BUKACHEVTSY:
2340 BUDZANOV: see Budanov
2341 BUDANOV
2342 BUDANIV: see Budanov
2343 BUDAEVKA: see Tarasovka (Boyarka)
2344 BUCZACZ: see Buchach
2345 BUCHACH
2346 BRZOZDOWCE: see Berezdovtsy
2347 BRUSKINTSY
2348 BRUSILOW: see Brusilov
2349 BRUSILOV
2350 BRODY: Lviv
2351 BOTRAD:
2352 BOSLOV: see BOGUSLAV
2353 BOSHOVTSY: see VOYNILOV (Wojnilow)
2354 BORZNA:[BORSNA , BORZNE]: Chernigov District
2355 BORSCHEV:
2356 BORSCHAGOVKA:
2357 BOLEKHOV:
2358 BOHUSLAV: (Boguslav) Bohuslavskyi Raion, Kyyev oblast
2359 BOGOPOL
2360 BOGDAN:
2361 BOBROVITZA: see Bobrovica
2362 BOBROVITSA: see Bobrovica
2363 BOBROVICA: 251150,
2364 BOBRKA: see Bibrka
2365 BOBRINITZ: see Bobrinets
2366 BOBRINETS
2367 BOBOVO
2368 BOBERKA: see Bibrka
2369 BLASHNYA:
2370 BIZINOV: see Budanov
2371 BIZINEV:see Budanov
2372 BITSHUTSH: see Buchach
2373 BISHTANIE: Zakarpatia region
2374 BIRZULA: see Kotovsk
2375 BIRSULA: see Kotovsk
2376 BIRSAVA: see Kotovsk
2377 BILSHIVTSI: see Bolshovtsy
2378 BILOZIR'YE: see Belozirye
2379 BILOLOWKA: see Belilovka
2380 BILHOROD DNISTROVSKYY: see Bilhorod Dnestrovskiy
2381 BILE:
2382 BILASHEV:
2383 BIKOVKA:
2384 BIGACH: see Berezna
2385 BIELSKO-BIALA:
2386 BIBRKA
2387 BIALY KAMIEN: see Belyi Kamen
2388 BIALOSTOK: see Vinogradov
2389 BIALOLOWKA: see Belilovka
2390 BIALA TSERKOV: see Belaya Tserkov
2391 BIALA CERKIEW: see Belaya Tserkov
2392 BIALA CERKIEV: see Belaya Tserkov
2393 BEZHAN: see Berezhany
2394 BESSARABIYA:
2395 BESARABIYA
2396 BERZNITS: see Berezhnitsa
2397 BERZHAN: \see Berezhany
2398 BERYSLAV: see Berislav
2399 BERSON: see Berezhany
2400 BEROZOVKA: see Berezovka
 
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