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Map of Ukraine [February 2009]

Russian Jews.  Film 1.  Before the Revolution / English titles [December 2018]

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.

[UPDATE] Ukraine-Israel Community Information/Pictures of Cemteries and more [October 2017]

    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
801 STARAYA RAFALOVKA: see Rafalovka
802 STARAYA KOTELNYA
803 STARAYA DASHEVKA: (Czech and Slov) see Dashev
804 STARAJA PRILUKA
805 STARA USHITSYA: (Ukraine) see Staraya Ushitsa
806 STARA SOL: (Polish) see Staraya Sol'
807 STANISWOW: (Czech) see Ivano-Frankovsk
808 STANISLAWOW: (Czech) see Ivano-Frankovsk
809 STANISLAVOV: (Hungarian) see Ivano-Frankovsk
810 STANISLAU , STANISLAV: (German) see Ivano-Frankovsk
811 STANISAVOV: (Hungarian) see Ivano-Frankovsk
812 STANISLAVCHIK: Vinnytsya oblast [Stanisławczyk , Stanislavtchik, , Stanislavchyk] Brodivskyi Raion, Lviv Oblast
813 STANILSAV , STANISLAU: (German) see Ivano-Frankovsk
814 STALIN
815 ST. KOTELNYA
816 ST. RAFALOVKA
817 SPICHENTSY
818 SPICTENTHSY
819 SOSNOVOYE: Rovno Gibernia [Sosnove, SosnoweSelisht, Selishche,Seish Scihin,Siedliszcze .Sagol Slistht, Ludwipol, Ludvipol, Lyudvipol.Ludwipol ,Lyudvilpol , Lyudvopol ]
820 SOSNITZA: (Hebrew and Ukraine) see Sosnitsa
821 SOSNITSA
822 SOSNICA: (Russian) see Sosnitsa
823 SOPRANOVKA: see VOLOCHYSK
824 SOLYUSHDYULA: (Hungarian) see Yulivtsy
825 SOLOTVINSKE KOPALNE: (Czech and others) see Solotvina
826 SOLOTVINSKE: (German) see Solotvina
827 SOLOTVINO: (Yiddish) see Solotvina
828 SOLOTVINA
829 SOLNECHNOE
830 SOLLOS: (German) see Vinogradov
831 SOLE LAVAN: (Hebrew and others) see Belaya Tserkov
832 SOKUL: (Polish) see Sokol
833 SOKOLOV
834 SOKOLETS
835 SOKOL
836 SOKLIEFKA-JUSTINGRAD
837 SOKIRNITSA
838 SOKAL (Sikal, Skol, Skul)
839 SOFIYEVKA: (Yiddish) see Yaromel
840 SOFIOVKA: (Polish) see Bahov and Yaromel
841 SOFIEVKA (II)
842 SOFIEVKA: (Yiddish) see Bahov and Yaromel
843 SNYATYN
844 SNYATIN , SNETIN: (Yiddish) see Snyatyn
845 SNOWSK: (German) see Shchors and Shchors 251530
846 SNOVSR: (Yiddish) see Shchors
847 SNOVSK: (Hungarian) see Shchors and Shchors 251530
848 SNOVSK: (1894-1935) (Ukraine) see Shchors
849 SNOVR: (Yiddish) see Shchors 251530 and Shchors
850 SNITOVKA , SNITOVKI
851 SNITIN , SNITN, SNYATIN: (Hungarian) see Snyatyn
852 SNIATIN , SNIATYN: (German) see Snyatyn
853 SNAMENKA: (Polish) see Znamenka
854 SMIEDZYBORZ: (Hungarian) see Medzhibozh
855 SMIEDRYBORZ: (Hungarian) see Medzhibozh
856 SMIDOVICHA: (English) see Chkalovo
857 SMELA" Cherkassy oblast [Smila, Belozirye]
858 SLOWITA: (Hungarian) see Slavuta
859 SLOVITA: (German) see Slavuta
860 SLOVECHNO
861 SLOTJINA: (Hebrew) see Solotvina
862 SLOTFINA: (Yiddish) see Solotvina
863 SLISHTCH YADOL: (Hungarian) see Sosnovoye
864 SLISHCH YUDOL: (German) see Sosnovoye
865 SLAVYANSK
866 SLAWUYA: (Yiddish) see Slavuta
867 SLAWUTA: (Yiddish) see Slavuta
868 SLAVUTA [SLOVITA SŁAWUTA, SLAVOUTA: KHMELNYTSKYY obslast
869 SLAVITA: (German) see Slavuta
870 SLAVA
871 SLATINSKE DOLY: (Czech) see Solotvina
872 SLATINA
873 KOBILNYE: See Kobyl'noye
874 SLADKOVODNOYE: see KOBILNYE
875 SKWIRA: (German) see Skvira
876 SKWIRA: (German) see Skvira
877 SKVIRA (SKVYRA): Skvyrskyi Raion, Kyiv Oblast
878 SKVER: (Yiddish) see Skvira
879 SKURATY
880 SKOREZ: (Polish) see Shchirets
881 SKOLE
882 SKOL: (German) see Sokal'
883 SKOBELKA
884 SKHODNITSA
885 SKELIVKA: Lvovskaya Oblast [FELSZTYN , FELSHTIN , SKELIVKA , FULLENSTEIN , FELSTIN, FELSTEEN, FEL'SHTYN, FEL'SHTIN, SKELIWKA]
886 SKALAT: Tarnopil oblast
887 SKALA PODOLSKAYA
888 SKALA NAD ZBRUCHEM: (Russian) see Skala Podolskaya
889 SKALA: (German) see Skala Podolskaya
890 SKAL: (Yiddish) see Skala Podolskaya
891 SISCAUTI: (Hungarian) see Shishkovtsy
892 SIRET: (German, Yiddish) also see Banilov
893 SINOVIR: (German) see Sinevir
894 SINEVIR
895 SIMFEROPOL
896 SIKERNICA: (Hungarian) see Sokirnitsa
897 SIENKIWICZOWKA: (Hungarian) see v. Senkevichevka and Senkevichevka
898 SHWARTZ STIMME: (German) see Belaya Tserkov
899 SHUMSKOYE: (Yiddish) see Shumsk
900 SHUMSK
 
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