Publications & Sources




Library of the L’viv Center for Urban History of East-Central Europe

The searchable library includes a strong section of Polish and Ukrainian books on the history of L’viv and Galicia, as well a books in other languages and a section on New Media — DVDs, films, audio, slides, etc.





Amar, Ariella. “Visual motifs In The Decoration Of Tombstones In Ukraine,” in Revival: Rubbings of Jewish Tombstones from the Ukraine, Hebrew University of Jerusalem, 1992 (in English and Hebrew).

Barasch, Moshe. “Reflection on Tombstones: Childhood Memories,” Artibus et Historiae, nr. 17, 127-135, 1988

Bartov, Omer. Erased: Vanishing Traces of Jewish Galicia in Present-Day Ukraine. Princeton, 2007

Beizer, Michael. Our Legacy: The CIS Synagogues, Past and Present. Jerusalem: Gesharim, 2002.

Ber of Bolechow, trans., M. Vishnitzer. The Memoirs of Ber of Bolechow (1723-1805). New York: Arno Press, 1973 (reprint of 1922 Oxford University Press edition).

A memoir describing 17th century Jewish life in todays western Ukraine and the details and perils of the kosher wine trade with Hungary.

Biryulyov, Yuriy, ed. Lviv Sightseeing Guide. Lviv: Centre d’Europe Publishing House, 2004

DuBois, Patrick. The Holocaust by Bullets: A Priest’s Journey to Uncover the Truth Behind the Murder of 1.5 Million Jews. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2008

Frank, Ben G. Travel Guide to Jewish Russia and Ukraine. Gretna: Pelican, 1999

Geissbuehler, Simon. Jewish Cemeteries of Bucovina. Bucharest: Noi, 2009

Photos and history of Jewish sites in the Bucovina region of northern Romania and southwest Ukraine.

Gitelman, Zvi. A Century of Ambivalence: The Jews of Russia and the Soviet Union 1881 to the Present. New York: Schocken, 1988

Goberman, David. Carved Memories: Heritage in Stone from the Russian Jewish Pale. New York: Rizzoli, 2000

Goberman, David. Jewish Tombstones in Ukraine and Moldova. Moscow, 1993

Gold, Mykhailo, ed. Museum of History and Culture of Bukovyna Jews. (catalogue) Kiev: Duh 9 Litera, 2010

Gruber, Ruth Ellen. Jewish Heritage Travel: A Guide to Eastern Europe. Washington, DC: National Geographic, 2007

Hirsch, Marianne and Leo Spitzer. Ghosts of Home: The Afterlife of Czernowitz in Jewish Memory. Berkeley: University of California Press, 2011

Hlembotska, Halyna. Images of a Vanished World (Exhibition Catalogue from the collections of the L’viv Art Gallery, L’viv Museum of History, Museum of Ethnography and Crafts, Museum of Religious History, private collections.) L’viv: Centre of Europe Publishing House, 2003


Hubka, Thomas C. Resplendent Synagogue: Architecture and Worship in an Eighteenth-Century Polish Community (Waltham: Brandeis, 2003)

Hubka provides a provocative interpretation of the art and architecture of a pre-modern wooden synagogue to illuminate the social, historical, and religious context of an Eastern-European Jewish community.

Jewish Chernivtsi: Unforgotten Image. Kiev: Duk I Litera, 2010

A fold-out guidebook and illustrated map of the city, showing Jewish sites and providing historic information.

Kagan, Berl ed. Luboml: The Memorial Book of a Vanished Shtetl.New York: KTAV Publishing House, 1997.

Kalnytsky, Mykhaylo. Jewish Addresses of Kyiv. Kiev: Institute of Judaic Studies, 2005. A map guide of nearly 100 sites of Jewish interest in Kiev.

Khaimovich, Boris. The Jewish Tombstones of the 16th-18th Centuries from the Eastern Province Of the Polish Kingdom: Study of the Iconography and Style Genesis.  PhD Dissertation, Hebrew University Jerusalem, 2005. (unpublished)

Khaimovich, Boris. The Work of Our Hands to Glorify: Murals of Beit Tfila Benyamin Synagogue in Chernovits. Kiev: Spirit and Letter, 2008.

Insightful analysis of the iconography of synagogue paintings in part of Eastern Europe.

King, Charles. Odessa: Genius and Death in a City of Dreams. New York: Norton, 2011

Kravtsov, Sergey. Di Gildene Royze: The Turei Zahav Synagogue in L’viv. Petersberg: Michael Imhof Verlag, 2011.

Kravtsov, Sergey. “Jewish Identities in Synagogue Architecture in Galicia and Bukovina.” In Ars Judaica: The Bar-Ilan Journal of Jewish Art, 6 (2010), 81–100. Online at

Marchenko, Alla.   In the Eyes of Uman Pilgrims: a Vision of Place and Its Inhabitants.  Springer. Contemporary Jewry: December 2017.   

Nosonovsky, Michael. Hebrew Epitaphs and Inscriptions from Ukraine and Former Soviet Union. Washington: Lulu, 2006. Online at:

Nosonovsky, Michael. “Old Jewish Cemeteries in Ukraine: History, Monuments, Epitaphs.” Euro-Asian Jewish Yearbook 5768 (2007/2008). Moscow: 2009 237-261

Piechotka, Maria and Kazimierz Piechotka. Heaven’s Gates: Wooden Synagogues in the Territories of the Former Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth. Warsaw: Wydawnictwo Krupski I S-ka, 2004.

Schloer, Joachim. “Odessity: in Search of Transnational Odessa (or “Odessa the best city in the world: All about Odessa and a great many jokes”)”. in Quest: Journal of Rondazione CDEC. No. 2, October 2011. Online at

Weiner, Miriam. Jewish Roots in Ukraine and Moldova: Pages from the Past and Archival Inventories. Routes to Roots, 1999