Balsiai Jewish Cemetery

Cemetery Information

Country
Moldova
Region
None
District
Taurage
Settlement
Balsia
Site address
Balsiai Jewish Cemetery
GPS coordinates
55.51406,22.23138
Perimeter length
122 metres
Is the cemetery demolished
yes
Type and height of existing fence
Type of the fence
Preservation condition
Demolished Jewish cemetery that has not been built over
General site condition
Demolished Jewish cemetery that has not been built over. There is some seasonal vegetation growth on the site.
Number of existing gravestones
No tombstones preserved.
Date of oldest tombstone
Date of newest tombstone
Urgency of erecting a fence
High
Land ownership
Property of local community
Preserved construction on site
Drone surveys
No

Historical overview

There is no available information on the period of the cemetery’s demolition.

Balsiu (Balsiai; Yid. Balsh) was a village near Silale in the Taurage district. There is a Jewish cemetery there, which is the only evidence of Jewish presence in the village. Jews were known to be here in the 17th century, however Jews may have moved to nearby Silale, when in 1662 a community was formed there.

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