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