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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
701 SUMY
702 S. UL'YANOBKA/S. UL'YANOVKA
703 SUKHOVOLYA
704 SUKHOSTAV
705 SUHAYA BALKA
706 SUHA BALKA: (Ukraine) see Suhaya Balka
707 SUDOVAYA
708 SUDOVAYA VISHNYA
709 SUDILKOV
710 STUDENITSY
711 STUDENITSA
712 STUDENA: (Hungarian) see Nizhne Studenyy
713 STRUSOW: (German) see Strusov
714 STRUSOV [STRUSÓW STRISOV, STRUSUV] : Ternopil oblast
715 STRUSIV: (Ukraine) see Strusov
716 STRJI: (Polish) see Striy
717 STRIZINITZ: (Polish) see Storozynetz
718 STRIZHAVKA
719 STRIY
720 STRISOV: (Yiddish) see Strusov
721 STOROZHYNETS [STOROJINEŢ STORDJINET , SHTROZSHN ITZ ,, STOROZYNETZ, STOROZHIN, STOROZYNETZ, STRIZINITZ, STROZYNETZ, SOROJINET]ETS
722 STOROJINETI: (Hungarian) see Storozynetz
723 STORDJINET: (German, Yiddish and Ukraine) see Storozynetz
724 STOPTHET: (Hungarian) see Jablonov
725 STOLPIN
726 STEYNDORF: (Yiddish) see v. Malaya Seymenukha
727 STEPAN
728 STEPA: (German) see Stepan
729 STEFAN: (Hungarian) see Stepan
730 STAZZY: (German) see Stariy Chartoriysk
731 STAWISZCZE: (Polish) see Stavishche
732 STAVISHCHE
733 STAVISHCHA: (Yiddish) see Stavishche
734 STAVISCHE: (German) see Stavishche
735 STARYI YARYCHEV
736 STARY
737 STARRY CHARTOPIYSK: (German) see Stariy Chartoriysk
738 STAROKONSTANTINOW: (Ukraine) see Starokonstantinov
739 STAROMYSHCHIZNA: see VOLOCHYSK
740 STAROKONSTANTINOV, Starokonstantinov, Konstantin Yashan, Starokonstantynów ,Staro-Konstantinov, Stary Konstantynów.. Khmelnytskyy oblast
741 STARO-ZAKREVSKIY MAYDAN
742 STARIY VISHNEVETS
743 STARIY KRIVIN
744 STARIY CHARTORIYSK
745 STARI MEIDAN: Cemetery: see Podolia Guberniya: v.
746 STARAYA USHITSA
747 STARAYA SOL'
748 STARAYA RAFALOVKA: see Rafalovka
749 STARAYA KOTELNYA
750 STARAYA DASHEVKA: (Czech and Slov) see Dashev
751 STARAJA PRILUKA
752 STARA USHITSYA: (Ukraine) see Staraya Ushitsa
753 STARA SOL: (Polish) see Staraya Sol'
754 STANISWOW: (Czech) see Ivano-Frankovsk
755 STANISLAWZYK: (Hungarian) see v. stanislavchik
756 STANISLAWOW: (Czech) see Ivano-Frankovsk
757 STANISLAWCZYK: (Ukraine) see Stanislavchik
758 STANISLAVVCIK: (Yiddish) see v. Stanislavchik
759 STANISLAVTCHIK: (Russian) see v. Stanislavchik
760 STANISLAVTCH: (Russian) see Stanislavchik
761 STANISLAVOV: (Hungarian) see Ivano-Frankovsk
762 STANISLAVCIK: (Yiddish) see v. Stanislavchik
763 STANISLAU , STANISLAV: (German) see Ivano-Frankovsk
764 STANISLASWCZYK: (Hungarian) see v. Stanislavchik
765 STANISAVOV: (Hungarian) see Ivano-Frankovsk
766 STANISLAVCHIK: Vinnytsya oblast [Stanisławczyk , Stanislavtchik, , Stanislavchyk,
767 STANILSAV , STANISLAU: (German) see Ivano-Frankovsk
768 STALIN
769 ST. KOTELNYA
770 ST. RAFALOVKA
771 SPICHENTSY
772 SPICTENTHSY
773 SOSNOVOYE
774 SOSNITZA: (Hebrew and Ukraine) see Sosnitsa
775 SOSNITSA
776 SOSNICA: (Russian) see Sosnitsa
777 SOPRANOVKA: see VOLOCHYSK
778 SOLYUSHDYULA: (Hungarian) see Yulivtsy
779 SOLOTVINSKE KOPALNE: (Czech and others) see Solotvina
780 SOLOTVINSKE: (German) see Solotvina
781 SOLOTVINO: (Yiddish) see Solotvina
782 SOLOTVINA
783 SOLNECHNOE
784 SOLLOS: (German) see Vinogradov
785 SOLE LAVAN: (Hebrew and others) see Belaya Tserkov
786 SOKUL: (Polish) see Sokol
787 SOKORONE: (English) see Sokyryany
788 SOKOLOV
789 SOKOLETS
790 SOKOL
791 SOKLIEFKA-JUSTINGRAD
792 SOKIRNITSA
793 SOKAL (Sikal, Skol, Skul)
794 SOFIYEVKA: (Yiddish) see Yaromel
795 SOFIOVKA: (Polish) see Bahov and Yaromel
796 SOFIEVKA (II)
797 SOFIEVKA: (Yiddish) see Bahov and Yaromel
798 SNYATYN
799 SNYATIN , SNETIN: (Yiddish) see Snyatyn
800 SNOWSK: (German) see Shchors and Shchors 251530
 
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