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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.

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# Burial Location
701 TARASHCHA: Kiev oblast [Tarashtcha, Tarasza, Tarasca]
702 TARASHA
703 TARAKANOV
704 TARACUJFALU: (Hebrew) see Novoselice
705 TALNOYE
706 TALMACH, TALMATCH: (German) see Tlumach
707 TACOVO: (Czech) see Tyachev
708 TACHOVO, TIACZOVO: (Polish) see Tyachev
709 TACHOVO, TETSH: (German) see Tyachev
710 SZYSZKOWCE: (Slov) see Shishkovtsy
711 SZUMSK: (Czech) see Shumsk
712 SZORTKOW: (German) see Chortkiv
713 SZOLLOS: (Hungarian) see Vinogradov
714 SZOLLOS: (Hungarian) see Vinogradov
715 SZLATINA , SLOTVINA: (Polish) see Solotvina
716 SZLATINA: (German and others) see Solotvina
717 SZEPETOWKA: (German) see Shepetovka
718 SZEPETOVKA: (Polish) see Shepetovka
719 SZEKIENCZE: (Polish) see Sokirnitsa
720 SZCZPAN: (Czech) see Stepan
721 SZARGOROD: (Polish and Ukraine) see Shargorod
722 SWIRZ: (German and Polish) see Svirzh-I and II
723 SVITYAZ
724 SVIRZH
725 SVETLOVODSK
726 SUMY
727 S. UL'YANOBKA/S. UL'YANOVKA
728 SUKHOVOLYA
729 SUKHOSTAV
730 SUHAYA BALKA
731 SUHA BALKA: (Ukraine) see Suhaya Balka
732 SUDOVAYA
733 SUDOVAYA VISHNYA
734 SUDILKOV
735 STUDENITSY
736 STUDENITSA
737 STUDENA: (Hungarian) see Nizhne Studenyy
738 STRUSOW: (German) see Strusov
739 STRUSOV [STRUSÓW STRISOV, STRUSUV] : Ternopil oblast
740 STRUSIV: (Ukraine) see Strusov
741 STRJI: (Polish) see Striy
742 STRIZINITZ: (Polish) see Storozynetz
743 STRIZHAVKA
744 STRIY
745 STRISOV: (Yiddish) see Strusov
746 STOROZHYNETS [STOROJINEŢ STORDJINET , SHTROZSHN ITZ ,, STOROZYNETZ, STOROZHIN, STOROZYNETZ, STRIZINITZ, STROZYNETZ, SOROJINET]ETS
747 STOROJINETI: (Hungarian) see Storozynetz
748 STORDJINET: (German, Yiddish and Ukraine) see Storozynetz
749 STOPTHET: (Hungarian) see Jablonov
750 STOLPIN
751 STEYNDORF: (Yiddish) see v. Malaya Seymenukha
752 STEPAN
753 STEPA: (German) see Stepan
754 STEFAN: (Hungarian) see Stepan
755 STAZZY: (German) see Stariy Chartoriysk
756 STAWISZCZE: (Polish) see Stavishche
757 STAVISHCHE
758 STAVISHCHA: (Yiddish) see Stavishche
759 STAVISCHE: (German) see Stavishche
760 STARYI YARYCHEV
761 STARY
762 STARRY CHARTOPIYSK: (German) see Stariy Chartoriysk
763 STAROKONSTANTINOW: (Ukraine) see Starokonstantinov
764 STAROMYSHCHIZNA: see VOLOCHYSK
765 STAROKONSTANTINOV, Starokonstantinov, Konstantin Yashan, Starokonstantynów ,Staro-Konstantinov, Stary Konstantynów.. Khmelnytskyy oblast
766 STARO-ZAKREVSKIY MAYDAN
767 STARIY VISHNEVETS
768 STARIY KRIVIN
769 STARIY CHARTORIYSK
770 STARI MEIDAN: Cemetery: see Podolia Guberniya: v.
771 STARAYA USHITSA
772 STARAYA SOL'
773 STARAYA RAFALOVKA: see Rafalovka
774 STARAYA KOTELNYA
775 STARAYA DASHEVKA: (Czech and Slov) see Dashev
776 STARAJA PRILUKA
777 STARA USHITSYA: (Ukraine) see Staraya Ushitsa
778 STARA SOL: (Polish) see Staraya Sol'
779 STANISWOW: (Czech) see Ivano-Frankovsk
780 STANISLAWZYK: (Hungarian) see v. stanislavchik
781 STANISLAWOW: (Czech) see Ivano-Frankovsk
782 STANISLAWCZYK: (Ukraine) see Stanislavchik
783 STANISLAVVCIK: (Yiddish) see v. Stanislavchik
784 STANISLAVTCHIK: (Russian) see v. Stanislavchik
785 STANISLAVTCH: (Russian) see Stanislavchik
786 STANISLAVOV: (Hungarian) see Ivano-Frankovsk
787 STANISLAVCIK: (Yiddish) see v. Stanislavchik
788 STANISLAU , STANISLAV: (German) see Ivano-Frankovsk
789 STANISLASWCZYK: (Hungarian) see v. Stanislavchik
790 STANISAVOV: (Hungarian) see Ivano-Frankovsk
791 STANISLAVCHIK: Vinnytsya oblast [Stanisławczyk , Stanislavtchik, , Stanislavchyk,
792 STANILSAV , STANISLAU: (German) see Ivano-Frankovsk
793 STALIN
794 ST. KOTELNYA
795 ST. RAFALOVKA
796 SPICHENTSY
797 SPICTENTHSY
798 SOSNOVOYE: Rovno Gibernia [Sosnove, SosnoweSelisht, Selishche,Seish Scihin,Siedliszcze .Sagol Slistht, Ludwipol, Ludvipol, Lyudvipol.Ludwipol ,Lyudvilpol , Lyudvopol ]
799 SOSNITZA: (Hebrew and Ukraine) see Sosnitsa
800 SOSNITSA
 
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