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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.

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