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Total country population
Core Jewish population
Jews per total 1,000 in population
Population with a Jewish parent
Enlarged Jewish population
Law of Return Jewish population
The latest population estimate for Ukraine is 42,800,000.
As of 1 January 2016, the core Jewish population of Ukrainians was estimated to be 56,000 (0.13% of the wider population) and the enlarged Jewish population was estimated at 140,000.
An estimated 200,000 Ukrainians qualify for Israeli citizenship under the Law of Return.
The largest Jewish population centres in Ukraine are Kiev, Dnepropetrovsk, Kharkov and Odessa.
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Recent English language press about Jewish issues in Ukraine
Ukraine police chief says he is reviewing a senior officer’s request for list of Jews and Poles
(Jewish Telegraphic Agency, May 13, 2020)
Ukraine to punish police chief who demanded list of Jewish citizens
(Forward, May 13, 2020)
Police in Ukraine demand names and addresses of town’s Jews
(The Times, May 12, 2020)
Ukrainian police official requests list of Jews in western city of Kolomyya
(Jewish Telegraphic Agency, May 10, 2020)
A ‘Holocaust Disneyland’? Historians say a controversial film director wants to turn a Ukrainian museum into one.
(Jewish Telegraphic Agency, May 03, 2020)
A Ukrainian priest who saved Jews during the Holocaust has never been honored by Yad Vashem. New research could change that.
(Jewish Telegraphic Agency, May 01, 2020)
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Recent research about Jewish issues in Ukraine
In the Eyes of Uman Pilgrims: A Vision of Place and Its Inhabitants
Израильская диаспора в Украине: структура, динамика и идентичность / The Israeli Diaspora in Ukraine: Structure, Dynamics, and Identity
Khanin, Vladimir (Zeev)
Demography and Migration
Overview of Immovable Property Restitution/Compensation Regime - Ukraine (As of 13 December 2016)
European Shoah Legacy Institute (ESLI)
Holocaust and Memorial
Антисемитизм в Украине, 2015
(Antisemitism in Ukraine, 2015)
Antisemitism in Ukraine, 2016: Preliminary Report
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