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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 TIMNOVICHI
702 TIACHEVO: (Russian) see Tyachev
703 TIACHEVA, TESCO: (Yiddish) see Tyachev
704 TIACHEV: (Ukraine) see Tyachev
705 TETYIOW: (Polish) see Tetiyev
706 TETIYEV (TETIIV): Tetiivskyi Raion
707 TETIEV: (German) see Tetiyev
708 TERNOVAYA BALKA
709 TERNOPIL': [Ternopil, Tarnopol, Ternopol'] Ternopil Oblast
710 TEREBOVLYA: Ternopil oblast [Теребовля, Trembowla] Trembovla, Trebevle, Terebowlja, Terebovlia,]
711 TEREBLE: (Yiddish) see Terebovlya
712 TEPLIK
713 TEKEHAZA
714 TECH: (Hungarian) see Tyachev
715 TATARBUNARY
716 TATAR BUNAR: (Russian) see Tatarbunary
717 TARUTINO ]Tarutyne, Tarutino, Tarutina. Antchikrok.Antshikrak, Anciokrak, Anciocrac, Ancecrac, Anchokrak, Tarutinskaya/ \
718 TARUJ FALU: (others) see Novoselice
719 TARNOPOL: (Russian) see Ternopol
720 TARGOWICA: (English) see Torgavitsa, (Russian) see v. Torgovitsa
721 TARGOVITZA: (English, Polish) see v. Torgovitsa & Torgavitsa
722 TARGOVITSE: (Hungarian) see Torgavitsa and v. Torgovitsa
723 TARGOVITSA: (German) see Torgavitsa and v. Ttorgovitsa
724 TARASZCZA: (Polish) see Tarashcha
725 TARASOVKA ( Boyarka and Tarasovka)
726 TARASHCHA: Kiev oblast [Tarashtcha, Tarasza, Tarasca]
727 TARASHA
728 TARAKANOV
729 TARACUJFALU: (Hebrew) see Novoselice
730 TALNOYE
731 TALMACH, TALMATCH: (German) see Tlumach
732 TACOVO: (Czech) see Tyachev
733 TACHOVO, TIACZOVO: (Polish) see Tyachev
734 TACHOVO, TETSH: (German) see Tyachev
735 SZYSZKOWCE: (Slov) see Shishkovtsy
736 SZUMSK: (Czech) see Shumsk
737 SZORTKOW: (German) see Chortkiv
738 SZOLLOS: (Hungarian) see Vinogradov
739 SZOLLOS: (Hungarian) see Vinogradov
740 SZLATINA , SLOTVINA: (Polish) see Solotvina
741 SZLATINA: (German and others) see Solotvina
742 SZEPETOWKA: (German) see Shepetovka
743 SZEPETOVKA: (Polish) see Shepetovka
744 SZEKIENCZE: (Polish) see Sokirnitsa
745 SZCZPAN: (Czech) see Stepan
746 SZARGOROD: (Polish and Ukraine) see Shargorod
747 SWIRZ: (German and Polish) see Svirzh-I and II
748 SVITYAZ
749 SVIRZH
750 SVETLOVODSK
751 SUMY
752 S. UL'YANOBKA/S. UL'YANOVKA
753 SUKHOVOLYA
754 SUKHOSTAV
755 SUHAYA BALKA
756 SUHA BALKA: (Ukraine) see Suhaya Balka
757 SUDOVAYA
758 SUDOVAYA VISHNYA
759 SUDILKOV
760 STUDENITSY
761 STUDENITSA
762 STUDENA: (Hungarian) see Nizhne Studenyy
763 STRUSOW: (German) see Strusov
764 STRUSOV [STRUSÓW STRISOV, STRUSUV] : Ternopil oblast
765 STRUSIV: (Ukraine) see Strusov
766 STRJI: (Polish) see Striy
767 STRIZINITZ: (Polish) see Storozynetz
768 STRIZHAVKA
769 STRIY
770 STRISOV: (Yiddish) see Strusov
771 STOROZHYNETS [STOROJINEŢ STORDJINET , SHTROZSHN ITZ ,, STOROZYNETZ, STOROZHIN, STOROZYNETZ, STRIZINITZ, STROZYNETZ, SOROJINET]ETS
772 STOROJINETI: (Hungarian) see Storozynetz
773 STORDJINET: (German, Yiddish and Ukraine) see Storozynetz
774 STOPTHET: (Hungarian) see Jablonov
775 STOLPIN
776 STEYNDORF: (Yiddish) see v. Malaya Seymenukha
777 STEPAN
778 STEPA: (German) see Stepan
779 STEFAN: (Hungarian) see Stepan
780 STAZZY: (German) see Stariy Chartoriysk
781 STAWISZCZE: (Polish) see Stavishche
782 STAVISHCHE
783 STAVISHCHA: (Yiddish) see Stavishche
784 STAVISCHE: (German) see Stavishche
785 STARYI YARYCHEV
786 STARY
787 STARRY CHARTOPIYSK: (German) see Stariy Chartoriysk
788 STAROKONSTANTINOW: (Ukraine) see Starokonstantinov
789 STAROMYSHCHIZNA: see VOLOCHYSK
790 STAROKONSTANTINOV, Starokonstantinov, Konstantin Yashan, Starokonstantynów ,Staro-Konstantinov, Stary Konstantynów.. Khmelnytskyy oblast
791 STARO-ZAKREVSKIY MAYDAN
792 STARIY VISHNEVETS
793 STARIY KRIVIN
794 STARIY CHARTORIYSK
795 STARI MEIDAN: Cemetery: see Podolia Guberniya: v.
796 STARAYA USHITSA
797 STARAYA SOL'
798 STARAYA RAFALOVKA: see Rafalovka
799 STARAYA KOTELNYA
800 STARAYA DASHEVKA: (Czech and Slov) see Dashev
 
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