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Gallery of Famous Jews from Ukraine


Sholem Aleichem
Famous writer
(1859-1916)
Born Solomon Naumovich Rabinovich in Pereyaslav

Isaac Babel
Noted journalist and author
(1894-1940)
Born in Odessa

Levi Eshkol
3rd Prime Minister of Israel
(1895-1969)
Born in Orativ

Vladimir Horowitz
Famous pianist
(1903-1989)
Born in Kiev

Ze'ev Jabotinsky
Famous Zionist leader and founder of the Jewish Legion of the British Army during World War I
(1880-1940)
Born in Odessa

Mark Kac
Noted Mathematician
(1914-1984)
Born in Kremenets

C. Israel Lutsky
Famous Yiddish radio personality
(1898-1985)
Born in Lysyanka

Golda Meir
Prime Minister of Israel
(1898-1978)
Born in Kiev

David Oistrakh
World-renowned violinst
(1908-1974)
Born in Odessa

Gregor Piatigorsky
World famous cellist
(1903-1976)
Born in Dnipropetrovsk

Menachem Mendel Schneerson
7th Rebbe, Chabad-Lubavitch movement
(1902-1994)
Born in Nikolayev

Natan Sharansky
Noted Soviet Refusnik and Israeli politician
(b.1948)
Born in Donetsk

Isaac Stern
Violinist
(1920-2001)
Born in Kremenets

Leon Trotsky
Marxist revolutionary, Soviet politician, founder of Red Army.
(1879-1940)
Born Lev Davidovich Bronshtein in Yanovka

Sophie Tucker
Singer and actress
(1886-1966)
Born in Tulchyn

Selman Waksman
Inventor of Streptomycin and Nobel Prize winner
(1888-1973)
Born in Nova Pryluka
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