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This website on the Jewish Community of Bukovina was originally designed by Jerome Silverbush in 2002. Since that time there have been many other websites dealing both with Bukovina in general and many of the towns and villages within. We will attempt to link to all of those resources here in one place. Any suggestions will be appreciated. In the meantime, here are the links from the original site as well as a few new ones. Suggestions are always welcomed.


Suceava government building containing archives

(Copyright © 1998 Bruce I. Reisch)


Bukovina was formerly an independent crown land in the Austro Hungarian empire. At 4,030 square miles, it was a bit smaller than Connecticut. There was a large and thriving Jewish population in Bukovina and Jews were heavily represented in the crafts, the learned professions and in government. Jews lived in many towns in Bukovina, ranging from a metropolis like Czernowitz to tiny shtetls. After World War II, Bukovina ceased to exist. The northern portion became the Chernivetska oblast of the Ukraine and the southern portion became the Suceava Judete (county) of Romania. The goal of this web site is to help Jewish genealogists seeking their roots in this area. Links to genealogical information for specific shtetls will be listed in the shtetls section. More general genealogical information is found in the Bukovina section.

Main Sites for information about BUKOVINA


Other Bukovina Information


Genealogical Resources