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