Memorial book for the towns of
Old Rafalowka, New Rafalowka, Olizarka, Zoludzk and vicinity

(Rafalivka, Ukraine)


Translation of
Sefer zikaron le-'ayarot Rafalowka ha-yeshenah,
Rafalowka he-hadashah, Olizarka, Zoludzk veha-sevivah

Published by the Yizkor Books in Print Project
part of Yizkor Books Project of JewishGen, Inc.

Edited by: Pinhas and Malkah Hagin
Published in Tel Aviv, 1996
Project Coordinator: Mark J. Schwartz
Layout and Name Indexing: Jonathan Wind
Cover Design: Rachel Kolokoff Hoper
Hard Cover, 8.5” by 11”, 488 pages with original photographs and illustrations

Available from JewishGen for $34



The Jewish settlement in Rafalovka had existed since before the times of the tyrant Bogdan Chmielnicki, in the mid-1600s. The town was named after the Polish landowner, whose family name was Rafval, one of the many families of the Polish aristocracy. Before the destruction of the town in WWII, a recorded history of the Jewish kehilla (community) of Rafalovka existed, documenting the lives of many generations in the centuries before the Second World War.

In the words of the book editors:

The book expresses our grief, sorrow and cry over the loss of our beloved ones. It is a Kaddish that was never said over the graves of our dear ones.

This Yizkor Book serves as a memorial to all the victims of the Shoah from Rafalovka and the neighboring communities.


Rafalovka, Ukraine is located at 51°19' N 25°59' E and 207 miles WNW of Kyyiv

Alternate names for the town are: Rafalivka [Ukr], Rafalovka [Rus], Rafałówka [Pol], Rafalefke [Yid]


Nearby Jewish Communities:

    Koloniya Olizarka 2 miles N
    Bol'shoy Zhëlutsk 6 miles E
    Staryi Chortoryisk 8 miles SSW
    Volodymyrets 9 miles NE
    Horodets 15 miles E
    Osova 16 miles S
    Krichil'sk 18 miles ESE
    Stepan 19 miles SE
    Prylisne 20 miles W
    Kolky 20 miles SW
    Berezhnytsia 22 miles ENE
    Sarny 27 miles E
    Lishnëvka 28 miles WNW
    Hradysk 28 miles W
    Kashivka 29 miles WSW
    Ignatovka 30 miles SSW
    Troyanivka 30 miles W
    Zofyuvka 30 miles SSW
    Dubrovytsia 30 miles NE

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