FORUM: A Ukrainian Review

Jewish-Ukrainian Bibliography

A Selected Annotated Bibliography of Resources in English by
Andrew Gregorovich. 2nd Edition. Toronto: Forum, 1999. 116 p.

THIS ANNOTATED BIBLIOGRAPHY, first published in 1994, is the first and only work of its kind in the world and contains 1,000 entries. It includes the major books on the subject as well as articles in journals, magazines and newspapers and analyticals. It is a vital reference work for university, college and public libraries, organizations, academics and individuals. It is essential for every professor, researcher, teacher and student interested in Jewish, Ukrainian, Russian, Polish, East European or World War II history, the Jewish Ukrainian Question, Hasidism, the Holocaust / Shoah, Babi Yar, the Crimea Affair, the Waffen SS Division Galizien or genealogy in the Pale of Settlement.

Ukraine, with 52 million people today, is known as the "Breadbasket of Europe" and much Jewish genius, tradition, cuisine, music, philosophy, literature, leadership and achievements emerged from this land. For example, writers like Sholom Aleichem, H. Bialik, Isaac Babel, and Nobel prize winner S.Y. Agnon; the founder of Hasidism, Baal Shem Tov; and Nobel prize winner Selman Waksman, violinist David Oistrakh and pianist Vladimir Horowitz were born in Ukraine. The families of Sigmund Freud, Arthur Fiedler, Kirk Douglas, Danny Kaye, Garth Drabinsky, Michael Ovitz and McDonald's president George Cohon were from Ukraine. Soviet leader Leon Trotsky, Zionist leader Vladimir Jabotinsky, Presidents of Israel Levi Eshkol and Yitzhak Ben-Zvi, were all from Ukraine. Nazi hunter Simon Wiesenthal is from Ukraine. The most famous Jewish song Hava Nagila originated in Chernivtsi, Ukraine and the Hatikvah is from Zolochiv, Ukraine.

ANDREW GREGOROVICH was a Department Head in the University of Toronto Library System for over 30 years and is the author of many bibliographies, including two which include Jews and Ukrainians: Canadian Ethnic Groups Bibliography (1972) and a Bibliography of Canada's Peoples (1993). He was Chairman of the Toronto Historical Board, President of the Ontario Library Association, President of the Ontario College & University Library Association, President of the Canadian Multilingual Press Federation, and a member of the Academic Board of the Governing Council of the University of Toronto. He served as Executive Director of the Ukrainian Canadian Research & Documentation Centre in Toronto and has been Editor-in-Chief of the quarterly Forum Ukrainian Review since 1967.

The Jewish-Ukrainian Bibliography is not only a valuable resource for researchers and librarians it is also a fascinating fund of facts and quotations in the annotations. It includes a directory of Ukrainian and Jewish organizations and a list of famous Jews who trace their origins to Ukraine.

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