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Gallery of Famous Jews from Ukraine

Sholem Aleichem
Famous writer
Born Solomon Naumovich Rabinovich in Pereyaslav

Isaac Babel
Noted journalist and author
Born in Odessa

Levi Eshkol
3rd Prime Minister of Israel
Born in Orativ

Vladimir Horowitz
Famous pianist
Born in Kiev

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

Mark Kac
Noted Mathematician
Born in Kremenets

C. Israel Lutsky
Famous Yiddish radio personality
Born in Lysyanka

Golda Meir
Prime Minister of Israel
Born in Kiev

David Oistrakh
World-renowned violinst
Born in Odessa

Gregor Piatigorsky
World famous cellist
Born in Dnipropetrovsk

Menachem Mendel Schneerson
7th Rebbe, Chabad-Lubavitch movement
Born in Nikolayev

Natan Sharansky
Noted Soviet Refusnik and Israeli politician
Born in Donetsk

Isaac Stern
Born in Kremenets

Leon Trotsky
Marxist revolutionary, Soviet politician, founder of Red Army.
Born Lev Davidovich Bronshtein in Yanovka

Sophie Tucker
Singer and actress
Born in Tulchyn

Selman Waksman
Inventor of Streptomycin and Nobel Prize winner
Born in Nova Pryluka
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