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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)
IntroductionBukovina 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
- Bruce Reisch Jewishgen site on Bukovina
This page has the most complete information on Jewish Bukovina and should be everyone's first stop.
- EHPES: Jewish Bukovina Czernovitz etc.Group: Jewish genealogical, historical, and cultural research in the Czernowitz/Sadagora/Bukovina area. The group shares knowledge and tips regarding Jewish genealogical resources in Bukovina. They have a mailing list discussion group and blog. A great resource for Jewish Bukovina. They are very helpful.
- Chart of Bukovina shtetls with coordinates and alternate names.
- 1910 Ethnographic Map of Bukovina
- Suceava County
- Map showing all counties in Romania
- Military Map of the Habsburg Empire, 1806-1869 overlaid on Google Map.
Other Bukovina Information
- Edgar Hauster Blog Czernowitz primarily but good overview of available bukovina links.
- Jewish Bukovina and Transylvania Blog on Tumblr.
- Chernivtsi Museum of Bukovinian Jewish History and Culture
- The World Organization of Bukovinian Jews: A very extensive website, primarily in Hebrew
- Bukovina in the Jewish Web Index
- Leo Baeck Institute: online guide to the Jewish archives of southern Bukovina and southern Transylvania The Bukovina Society of the Americas
- Bukovina Wiki
- Independent Crown Land (1849-1914) from Gold's History of the Jews in Bukovina
- The Jews in Bukovina (1914-1919) from Gold's History of the Jews in Bukovina
- Bukovina pictures, gymnasium graduation lists, small businesses, government officials by Peter Elbau.
- Bukovina Jews World Union
- Bukovina Society of the Americas: Includes short history and genealogical resources
- Journal of the Bukovina Benevolent Society, Anniversary Journals, 1947, 1951, 1956.
- Jewish Bukovina: A bibliography of books and periodicals dealing with Jewish Bukovina.
- Bet Hatefutsoth Museum: Obtain encyclopedia type article on shtetl you are interested in at nominal cost.
- British Foreign Office 1919 report on Bukovina.
- List of Towns with Yiskor Book Translations
- Resources for armchair genealogists.
- The Romanian Jewish Communitry
- Federation of Jewish Communities in Romania ( FEDROM)
- Romanian Jewish Heritage: Romanian Jewish Heritage RJH sponsors are: B'nai B'rith International and the Federation of Jewish Communities of Romania