Ukraine SIG #Ukraine Sense of place, sense of people #ukraine


Tamar Dothan <dothan-t@...>
 

My grandparents were >from Dunayevtze [Dinevitz], Podolia. I grew up knowing
the family was >from Ukraine. Never heard of Podolia. In a job application in
Eretz Israel >from 1938 my grandfather wrote he was >from "Dunevtsy, in
Galitzia".

I assume that although western Ukraine became part of the Russian empire at
the end of the 18th century, after the divisions of Poland, some Jews there
still considered themselves as belonging culturally to Jewish Galitzia . Or
maybe it was more prestigious to be considered a Galitzianer?

Tamar Dothan

Jerusalem, Israel

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