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