Bukachevsty, Ukraine


Bukachevtsy, Ukraine

(Bukaczowce, Bukotchovitz,  Bukashevitz, Bukashivtsi)









This small town, near Ivano-Frankivsk (Stanislow), is my maternal grandmother's ancestral shtetl.  With this page, I wish to pay my respects to her and her family, to those I knew and those I did not, to those who came to America and to those who remained behind and perished in the Holocaust.

sign 2001

    sign 2007

There is a new sign for Bukachevtsy, certainly an improvement.

Sign in photo by Bruce Berrol, taken in 2019  buk sign 2011 



I visited Bukachevtsy in May 2001 and again in June 2007.  There's not much left to tell you that Bukachevtsy once had a sizable Jewish population.  There are no Jews and practically no Jewish buildings.  Even the cemetery was largely destroyed.  The Jews of Bukachevtsy exist only in our memories.  If you have memories to share or ties to Bukachevtsy, please contact me. (Linda Cantor)

synagogue 2007        Remains of Bukachevtsy's synagogue, June 2007

Published References and Resources   

Where Once We Walked by Gary Mokotoff and Sallyann Sack, Avotaynu, 1991

Bukachevtsy,Ukr. (Bukaczowce. Bukotchovitz, Bukashevitz); pop. 733; 82 km SE of Lvov' 49 15  24 30

  • COH - Chamber of the Holocaust

  • EGRS - Encyclopedia of Galician Rabbis and Scholars

  • GUM3 - Guide to Unpublished Materials of the Holocaust Period

  • JGFF - Jewish Genealogical Family Finder

  • LDL - Latter Day Leaders, Sages and Scholars

  • PHP2 - Pinkas Hakehillot Poland, Vol 2 Eastern Galicia

  • SF - Shtetl Finder

  • YB - Yiskor Books

Jewishgen Family Finder

Bukachevtsy's Place in History  

Holocaust in Bukachevtsy    Click here for more information on the Holocaust in Bukachevtsy

  • Click here for a list of Holocaust victims (from Yad Vashem pages of testimony) 

  • Click here to read personal recollections of a Bukachevtsy survivor. "Threads of Memory" 

  • Click here to see a list of people listed in the Project Heart database 

  • Click here to see a list of those who survived the Holocaust in Bukachevtsy  

  • Click here to learn more about the Holocaust by Bullets website

  • Click here to see a list of Bukachevtsy residents and recorded Holocaust records  

Jewish Community of Bukachivtsi - Museum of the Jewish People at Beit Hatfutsot

Map of Bukachevtsy - map of Bukachevtsy as remembered by Sol Mandel

Photograph Album  - Visit with our Bukachevtsy families.  And please contact your webmaster if you have any photos to share.

prewar2       prewar1
Bukachevtsy before the World War II                                            
  Photos courtesy of Tomasz Kiny

Yiskor Book - Click here to see a translation of the "Bukaczowce" chapter from Pinkas Hakehillot Polin

bldg 1     main st

Bukachevtsy May 2001
bldg 1 bldg 2

Bukachevtsy June 2007

Photos by Linda Cantor

Cemetery in Bukachevtsy   

The cemetery, which still stood relatively intact at the end of World War II (by eyewitness account of survivors), was destroyed by the Soviet Union.  The ground is mostly empty and there are a few remnants of tombstones left.  But the undergrowth is so heavy that it is all but impossible to know exactly what remains. 

Several years ago we arranged to complete a fence around the cemetery. Unfortunately the fence is now being knocked down by overgrowth of trees and bushes. Please contact the webmaster if you are interested in more information and in contributing to this effort.

cem 1          cem 2
Bukachevtsy Cemetery
Remains of a tombstone
cem 3                        cem 2019
Cemetery Wall 2007 Cemetery Wall 2019
(photo courtesy of Bruce Berrol)


Cemeteries in Metropolitan New York City   

There are several burial plots in the New York City area for the Chevra Ohev Shalom Anshei Bukaczowce. (Mt. Zion, Maspeth, NY, Mt. Hebron, Flushing, NY, and Beth Israel Cemetery, Woodbridge, NJ. )  Click here for more information.

Immigrants to the U.S. from Bukachevtsy - Landsmanshaftn in New York - Look at the orginal incorporations papers for 3 Bukachevtsy organizations.

Bukachevtsy Memorials - Click here to see some memorials written about Bukachevtsy

Chevra Kaddisha Records - Click here to learn more about the Pinkas of the Chevra Kadisha of Bukachevtsy

My Experiences in Ukraine - Read articles from 2001 and 2007

Stories from Bukachevtsy - Click here to read stories shared by our viewers   

Records from Bukachevsty


Landsmanshaftn dues notice  1951


Birth Records AGAD, the Archiwum Glowne Akt Dawnych (The Central Archives of Historical Records in Warsaw)


JDC Documents - Holocaust survivors registered with JDC after World War II 


School Records - 1926 - Central State Historical Archives of Ukraine, Lviv


Vital Records - Urzad Stanu Cywilnego (Civil Registration Office) - Warsaw


Polish Telephone Book - 1932/33  


Polish Telephone Book - 1938  Read stories about some of the people in the telephone book  


Polish Business Directory - 1929  


Polish Business Directory - 1930  Read stories about some of the people in the Business Directory 


Registration Card - 1946 

Links to Related Genealogical Sites


Gesher Galicia

Rohatyn Kehilalinks Page

JRI-Poland Polish State Archives Agad Project

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Site last updated:  Oct 7 2021

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