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.



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

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)

Remains of Bukachevtsy's Synagogue
June, 2007

   (photographs by Linda Cantor)


Published References and Research Sources 

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

Bukachevtsy, Ukr. (Bukaczowce. Bukotchovitz, Bukashevitz); pop. 733; 82 km SE of Lvov' 49 15  24 30; COH, EGRS, GUM3, JGFF, LDL, PHP2, SF, YB 

COH - Chamber of the Holocaust

EGRS - Encyclopedia of Galician
GUM3 - Guide to Unpublished Materials of the Holocaust Era
JGGF - JewishGen Family Finder
LDL - Latter Day Sages and Scholars

PHP2 - Pinkas Hakehillot Poland, vol 2 Eastern Galicia

SF - Shtetl Finder
YB - Yiskor Books


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


Bukachevtsy before the Second World War

Photos courtesy of Tomasz Kizny

Houses in Bukachevtsy, May 2001

Houses in Bukachevtsy, May 2001


Main Street in Bukachevsty, June 2007

Main Street in Bukachevsty, 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. 

A fence around the cemetery was completed several years ago and we hope, one day, to have a dedication ceremony.  Please contact the webmaster if you are interested in more information, in running this effort and contributing to it.

Bukachevtsy Cemetery

Remains of a tombstone

Cemetery Wall


Bukachevtsy Records

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.
Landsmanshaftn in New York   Look at the original incorporation papers for 3 Bukachevtsy organizations bullet
Bukachevtsy Memorials -   The descendants of Bukachevtsy  remember and memorialize their families.  
Immigrants to the U.S. from Bukachevtsy


 My Experiences in Ukraine  

gal   Read the article which appeared in The Galitzianer, August 2001.  The Galitzianer is a publication of Gesher Galicia, Special Interest Group for Galicia.

Read "Return to Galicia" Return to Galicia" from The Galitizianer, November 2007   

Stories from Bukachevtsy

  - Share in the stories that people have sent us about Bukachevtsy    


Bukachevtsy Documents

  • Birth Records - 1861 - Central State Historical Archives of Ukraine, Lviv            

  • JDC Documents - Holocaust survivors registered with JDC after World War II 
  • School Records - 1926 - Central State Historical Archives of Ukraine, Lviv    

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

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

Links to related genealogical sites


Gesher Galicia  

 Jewish History in Galicia and Bukovina   
 KehillaLinks Directory
 Rohatyn Kehilalinks page 

JRI-Poland/Polish State Archives Project AGAD Archives Project - Join the Great Galician Indexing Race    

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Site last updated:  Aug 12 2018
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