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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.
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    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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701 SUHA BALKA: (Ukraine) see Suhaya Balka
702 SUDOVAYA
703 SUDOVAYA VISHNYA
704 SUDILKOV
705 STUDENITSY
706 STUDENITSA
707 STUDENA: (Hungarian) see Nizhne Studenyy
708 STRUSOW: (German) see Strusov
709 STRUSOV [STRUSÓW STRISOV, STRUSUV] : Ternopil oblast
710 STRUSIV: (Ukraine) see Strusov
711 STRJI: (Polish) see Striy
712 STRIZINITZ: (Polish) see Storozynetz
713 STRIZHAVKA
714 STRIY
715 STRISOV: (Yiddish) see Strusov
716 STOROZHYNETS [STOROJINEŢ STORDJINET , SHTROZSHN ITZ ,, STOROZYNETZ, STOROZHIN, STOROZYNETZ, STRIZINITZ, STROZYNETZ, SOROJINET]ETS
717 STOROJINETI: (Hungarian) see Storozynetz
718 STORDJINET: (German, Yiddish and Ukraine) see Storozynetz
719 STOPTHET: (Hungarian) see Jablonov
720 STOLPIN
721 STEYNDORF: (Yiddish) see v. Malaya Seymenukha
722 STEPAN
723 STEPA: (German) see Stepan
724 STEFAN: (Hungarian) see Stepan
725 STAZZY: (German) see Stariy Chartoriysk
726 STAWISZCZE: (Polish) see Stavishche
727 STAVISHCHE
728 STAVISHCHA: (Yiddish) see Stavishche
729 STAVISCHE: (German) see Stavishche
730 STARYI YARYCHEV
731 STARY
732 STARRY CHARTOPIYSK: (German) see Stariy Chartoriysk
733 STAROKONSTANTINOW: (Ukraine) see Starokonstantinov
734 STAROMYSHCHIZNA: see VOLOCHYSK
735 STAROKONSTANTINOV, Starokonstantinov, Konstantin Yashan, Starokonstantynów ,Staro-Konstantinov, Stary Konstantynów.. Khmelnytskyy oblast
736 STARO-ZAKREVSKIY MAYDAN
737 STARIY VISHNEVETS
738 STARIY KRIVIN
739 STARIY CHARTORIYSK
740 STARI MEIDAN: Cemetery: see Podolia Guberniya: v.
741 STARAYA USHITSA
742 STARAYA SOL'
743 STARAYA RAFALOVKA: see Rafalovka
744 STARAYA KOTELNYA
745 STARAYA DASHEVKA: (Czech and Slov) see Dashev
746 STARAJA PRILUKA
747 STARA USHITSYA: (Ukraine) see Staraya Ushitsa
748 STARA SOL: (Polish) see Staraya Sol'
749 STANISWOW: (Czech) see Ivano-Frankovsk
750 STANISLAWZYK: (Hungarian) see v. stanislavchik
751 STANISLAWOW: (Czech) see Ivano-Frankovsk
752 STANISLAWCZYK: (Ukraine) see Stanislavchik
753 STANISLAVVCIK: (Yiddish) see v. Stanislavchik
754 STANISLAVTCHIK: (Russian) see v. Stanislavchik
755 STANISLAVTCH: (Russian) see Stanislavchik
756 STANISLAVOV: (Hungarian) see Ivano-Frankovsk
757 STANISLAVCIK: (Yiddish) see v. Stanislavchik
758 STANISLAU , STANISLAV: (German) see Ivano-Frankovsk
759 STANISLASWCZYK: (Hungarian) see v. Stanislavchik
760 STANISAVOV: (Hungarian) see Ivano-Frankovsk
761 STANISLAVCHIK: Vinnytsya oblast [Stanisławczyk , Stanislavtchik, , Stanislavchyk,
762 STANILSAV , STANISLAU: (German) see Ivano-Frankovsk
763 STALIN
764 ST. KOTELNYA
765 ST. RAFALOVKA
766 SPICHENTSY
767 SPICTENTHSY
768 SOSNOVOYE
769 SOSNITZA: (Hebrew and Ukraine) see Sosnitsa
770 SOSNITSA
771 SOSNICA: (Russian) see Sosnitsa
772 SOPRANOVKA: see VOLOCHYSK
773 SOLYUSHDYULA: (Hungarian) see Yulivtsy
774 SOLOTVINSKE KOPALNE: (Czech and others) see Solotvina
775 SOLOTVINSKE: (German) see Solotvina
776 SOLOTVINO: (Yiddish) see Solotvina
777 SOLOTVINA
778 SOLNECHNOE
779 SOLLOS: (German) see Vinogradov
780 SOLE LAVAN: (Hebrew and others) see Belaya Tserkov
781 SOKUL: (Polish) see Sokol
782 SOKORONE: (English) see Sokyryany
783 SOKOLOV
784 SOKOLETS
785 SOKOL
786 SOKLIEFKA-JUSTINGRAD
787 SOKIRNITSA
788 SOKAL (Sikal, Skol, Skul)
789 SOFIYEVKA: (Yiddish) see Yaromel
790 SOFIOVKA: (Polish) see Bahov and Yaromel
791 SOFIEVKA (II)
792 SOFIEVKA: (Yiddish) see Bahov and Yaromel
793 SNYATYN
794 SNYATIN , SNETIN: (Yiddish) see Snyatyn
795 SNOWSK: (German) see Shchors and Shchors 251530
796 SNOVSR: (Yiddish) see Shchors
797 SNOVSK: (Hungarian) see Shchors and Shchors 251530
798 SNOVSK: (1894-1935) (Ukraine) see Shchors
799 SNOVR: (Yiddish) see Shchors 251530 and Shchors
800 SNITOVKA , SNITOVKI
 
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