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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
201 BARYSHEVKA: see Baryshivka
202 BARYSHIVKA: Baryshivkyi Raion, Kyiv Oblast
203 BRAILOV: see BRAILIV
204 BRALOV: see BRAILIV
205 BRAILIV: Vinnitsa
206 STARE DAVYDKOVO: Mukachivs'kyy raion, Zakarpatsk'ka obleast
207 CHABANIVKA: Uzhhorod Raion
208 YUROVSHCHINA: Khmel'nyts'ka Oblast
209 KIYEV/KIEV/KYYIV, BABI YAR
210 KHMELNYSTKYY
211 KHERSON [Cherson]
212 KHARKIV:
213 NETISHYN ( Netishin, Solov'ye Goryn',), : Khmelnytskyi Oblast
214 GVOZDAVKA
215 KERCH
216 DZERZHINSK: see Romaniv, Zhitomirskaya
217 DNIPROPETROVSK:DNEPROPETROVSK Ekaterinoslav, Yekaterinoslav, Jekaterynoslak, Dnjepropetrowsk, Dniepropetrovsk, Dniepropetrovsk, Ekaterinoslav, Jekaterynoslaw, Keterinoslav, Secheslav, Siczeslaw
218 DNIPRODZERZHYNSK
219 BERSHAD: [Бершадь, Бершадь, Berschad, Barsad, Bersad', Berszad, Berszada] Vinnytsia Oblast
220 BELGOROD DNESTROVSKIY: see Bilhorod-Dnistrovskiy
221 BELAYA TSERKOV: see Bila Tserkov
222 BERDYANSK: Zaporizhzhya oblast [Berdiansk , Osipenko , Berdjansk , Berdiańsk ]
223 BELZ: Lviv
224 BILA TSERKVA: Kiev
225 ARTEMIVSK: Donetsk
226 --JEWISH ORGANIZATIONS IN UKRAINE--
227 BELYI KAMEN
228 CHYNADIYOVO: Mukachevskiy
229 ZYWATOW: see Novozhivotov
230 ZYTOMIERZ: see Zhitomir
231 ZYDACZOW: (others) see Zhidachiv
232 ZYATKOVTSY: see Kublitch
233 ZWIAHL: see Novograd-Volunskiy
234 ZWIAHEL: see Novograd-Volinsky
235 ZWIAHEL: see Novograd-Volinsky
236 ZWANCHIK: see Velikiy Zhvanchik
237 ZVYAGEL: see Novograd-Volynskiy
238 ZVIZIGEL: see Novograd-Volunskiy
239 ZVIL: see Novograd-Volynskiy
240 ZVIHIL: (German) see Novograd-Volynskiy
241 ZVIAGEL: (Russian) see Novograd-Volinskiy
242 ZVENIGORODKA: Cherkasy Oblast
243 ZVANTCHIK: (Polish) see Velikiy Zhvanchik
244 ZVANCIK: (German) see Velikiy Zhvanchik
245 ZURAWNO: (Polish) see Zhuravno
246 ZURAVNA: see Zhuravno
247 ZOZOW: Kiev (Zoziv, Zozhev)
248 ZOLTONOSZA: (Ukraine) see Zolotonosha
249 ZOLTANCE: (Yiddish) see v. Zhovtnevoye
250 ZOLOTYY POTIK: (Ukraine) see Zolotoy Potok
251 ZOLOTOY POTOK: Ternopilska Oblast[ Zolotyy Potik, Zolotoy Potіk, Zolotoy Potok, Potok Złoty, Potek-Zolti, Zolotyj Potik, Potok.]
252 ZOLOTONOSZA: (Ukraine) see Zolotonosha
253 T[Zołotonsza, Золотоноша, Poltava region
254 ZOLOCHEV (Zolochiv, Solotschiw, and Zlochev, Zlochuv, Zlotchev, Zolociv, ZŁOCZÓW) : Lviv oblast
255 ZOLKIEW: (Polish) see Zhovkva
256 ZOF'YUVKA: Ivano-Frankovisk [Trokhymbrid,, Sofievka, Sofiovka, Sofiyevka, Trochenbrod, Trochinbrod, Trokhinbrod, Trochimbrod, Trokhnibrod, Zofiówka, Zofiuvka]
257 ZOFYVKA: (Polish) see Zof'yuvka
258 ZOFYUVKA: (German) see Zof'yuvka
259 ZOFIEVKA: (German) see Bahov
260 ZNAMENKA [ZNAM"YANKA, Знам'янка ,ZNAMENKA and Знаменка, , ZNAM'JANKA, SNAMENKA, ZNAMENKA PERVAYA, ZNOMENKA: , Vodyane
261 ZNAMENKA: (Russian and Yiddish) see Bolshaya Znamenka
262 ZMERINKA: (Russian and Ukraine) see Zhmerinka
263 ZLOTSCHEV: (German) see Zolochev
264 ZLOTI POTOK: (Czech) see Zolotoy Potok
265 ZLOCZOW: (Polish) see Zolochev
266 ZIVOTOV: (German) see Novozhivotov
267 ZIVATOV: (Yiddish) see Novozhivotov
268 ZINOWJEWSK: (others) see Kirovograd
269 ZINOWJEWSK, ZINOVYEVSK: (Ukraine) see Kirovograd
270 ZINKOW: (Yiddish) see Zenkov 315130
271 ZINKOW: (Hungarian) see Zenkov
272 ZINKOV
273 ZINKOV: (Cemetery) see Podolia Guberniya
274 ZINKIV: (Ukraine) see Zenkov
275 ZIENKOW: (Slov) see Zenkov
276 ZIENKOV: (German) see Zenkov 315130 and Zenkov
277 ZIDACHOV: (German) see Zhidachiv
278 ZHVANETS
279 ZHVANTCHIK: (Polish) see Velikiy Zhvanchik
280 ZHVANCIK: (German) see Velikiy Zhvanchik
281 ZHVANCHIK: (Yiddish) see Velikiy Zhvanchik
282 ZHURAVNO
283 ZHYDOVTSY: see V. RADVYANSKOE found under Radvyanskoe.
284 ZHURAVNIKI
285 ZHOVTNEVOYE
286 ZHOVTNEVO: (Ukraine) see Zhovtnevoye
287 ZHOVTANTSY
288 ZHOVKVA [ŻÓŁKIEW, ZHOLKVA, NESTEROW, ZALKOVE, ZALKVA, ZHOLKEV, ZHOLKVE, ZHULKEV, ZHULKYEV, Z'OLKIV. SCHOWKWA, ZHOLKEVA, NESTEROV]
289 ZHORNISCHE
290 ZHMERINKA: ZHMERYNKA, ZMIERZYNKA . Vinnytsya oblast
291 ZHITOMIR
292 ZHISHCHUV: (German) see Rzhishchev
293 ZHILINTSY: see SUDILKOV
294 ZHIDACHOV: (German) see Zhidachiv
295 ZHIDACHIV
296 ZHEZHELEV
297 ZHERAVNE: (German) see Zhuravno
298 ZHELUDEK
299 ZHADOVE
300 ZHABOKRITCH: (Ukraine) see Zhabokrichi
 
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