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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
501 VISHNIVITZ: (Slov) see Vishnevets
502 VISHNIETS: (German) see Vishnevets
503 VISNI BYSTRY: (Hungarian) see Verknyaya Bystra
504 VISHNI BYSTRY: see VERKHNYAYA
505 VISHNEVITS: (Yiddish) see Vishnevets
506 VISHNEVETS
507 VISHNEVETS: (Yiddish) see Stariy Vishnevets
508 VISHIETS: (German) see Vishnevets
509 VINOGRADOV
510 VINOGRADNOYE
511 VINNITSA [VINNITSA, VINITZA, WINNICA, WINNYZJA, VINNITZA, VINNYCJA, WINNITSA, WINNIZA, VINITSE
512 VINITZA: (Russian) see Vinitsa
513 VINITSA
514 VILSK
515 VILOK
516 VIJNITSA: (Russian) see Vizhnitsa
517 VIJNITA: (German) see Vizhnitsa
518 VICTORSHTAGHT: (Russian) see v. Marcovo
519 VICTOROVKA
520 VICHNIFKA: (Yiddish) see Vakhnovka
521 VEZEIZHANY: (Yiddish) see Ozeryani
522 VESELOYE
523 VESELE: (Ukraine) see Veseloye
524 VERKNYAYA BYSTRA:
525 VERKHNIY YSTRYY: see Verkhnyaya
526 VERKHNEE SINEVIDNOE: used the cemetery at Skole
527 VERKHI
528 VERHOVNYA
529 VERECZA: (Ukraine) see Nizhniye Veretski
530 VERECKY NIZNI: (English) see Nizhniye Veretski
531 VERCHNJA BYSTERYJ: see Verhnyaya
532 VERBOVITZ: (Yiddish) see Verbovets
533 VERBOVETS: Zakarpatska [Verbovitz Verbovets, , Wierzbowiec , Werbowez , Verbovec]
534 VERBOUTS: (Hungarian) see Verbovets
535 VERBA
536 VELYKA MYCHAJLIVKA: see Velikaya Mikhailovka
537 VELYATIN
538 VELIKIYE SOROCHINTZY
539 MEZHIRICHI (VELIKIYE MEZHIRICHI ): : Rivne oblast
540 VELIKIY ZHVANCHIK
541 VELIKIY DAL'NIK
542 VELIKIE MOSTY
543 VELIKIE KOMIATI: (Hungarian) see Komiati
544 VELIKE KOPANY
545 VELIKAYA MIKHAILOVKA
546 VELIKIE KOMIATI: (Hungarian) see Komiati
547 VEL'KY SEVL'YUSH: see Vinogradnoye
548 VCHERAYSHE
549 VAYSBRUNNEN: 1925-46 (Yiddish) see v. Krinichanka
550 VAYSBRUNNEN: (Yiddish) see Krinichanka
551 VATUTINO
552 VASSILKOVO: (Russian and Yiddish) see Vasilkov
553 VASSCAUTI PE CEREMUS: (Hungarian) see Vashkovtsy 275600
554 VASSCAUTI: (Ukraine) See Vashkovtsy and Vashkovtsy 275600
555 VASILKOV
556 VASHKOVTSY [VASHKIVTSI, VĂȘCĂUŢI , VASHKOVITZ, WASCHKOUTZ , WASZKOWCE , WASCHKOUTZ AM CZEREMOSCH, VASCKAUTI, VASHKOUTS, VOSHKAVITCH, WASHKOUTZ.]: Chernivtsi oblast
557 VASHKOVTSY: (German) see Vashkovtsy 275600
558 VASHKOUTS: (Russian) see Vashkovtsy and Vashkovtsy 275600
559 VASCAUTI: (Polish and Russian) see Vashkovtsy
560 VASCAUTI PE CEREMUS: (Hungarian) see Vashkovtsy
561 VARYAZH
562 VARVAROVKA
563 VARKOVITS: (Ukraine) see Varkovichi
564 VARKOVICHI
565 VARKOVICHE: (Russian) see Varkovichi
566 VAPNYARKA [VAPNIARCA, WAPNIARKA , VAPNIARKA, WAPNJARKA] [Vinnytsia oblast ]
567 VALYA GOTZILUY: (Moldavsk) (others) see Dolinskoye
568 VALIATIN: (Ukraine) see v. Velyatin and Velyatin
569 VALEHOTZULOVO: (Hungarian) see Dolinskoye
570 VALEGOTSULOVO: (German) see Dolinskoye
571 VALEGOTSOLOVO: (Slov) see Dolinskoye
572 VALEDOTZULOVO: (Hungarian) see Dolinskoye
573 VALEDOTSOLOVO: (German and Slov) see Dolinskoye
574 VAKHNOVKA
575 VACHNOVKA: (German) see Vakhnovka
576 UZYERNI, YEZHERNE, YEZHYE: (Czech, English) see Ozeryany
577 UZLOVOE
578 UZIRNA: (Hungarian) see Ozeryany
579 UZIERANY: (Hungarian) see Ozeryani (wolyn 2)
580 UZHOROD: (Russian) see Uzhgorod
581 UZHHOROD: (Czech) see Uzhgorod
582 UZHGOROD
583 USTYE
584 USTYA: (Ukraine) see Ustye
585 USTINOVKA
586 USTILUG
587 USTILA: (Yiddish) see Ustilug
588 UST-SAVRAN: (Polish) see Savran
589 USNITSE PODOLYE: (Yiddish) see v. Staraya Ushitsa
590 USHOMIR
591 USHITSE: (Polish) see v. Staraya Ushitsa
592 USHITSA: (German) see v. Staraya Ushitsa
593 USHETSE PODOLYE: (Yiddish) see v. Staraya Ushitsa
594 USHETSE: (Russian) see v. Staraya Ushitsa
595 USCHUROD: see UZHGOROD
596 UROCHISHCHE ""YABLONEV": (Yiddish) see Piryatin
597 UNIV: (Hungarian) see Ugniv
598 UNGWAR: (Hungarian) see UZHGOROD
599 UNGVAR: (German, Hungarian and Yiddish) see Uzhgorod
600 UMAN: Human
 
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