Brichany Jewish Cemetery

Cemetery Information

Country
Moldova
Region
None
District
Settlement
Briceni
Site address
Brichany Jewish Cemetery
GPS coordinates
48.358878, 27.105332
Perimeter length
834 metres
Is the cemetery demolished
no
Type and height of existing fence
Type of the fence
Preservation condition
Fenced and protected Jewish cemetery
General site condition
Unfenced Jewish cemetery. The older section of the cemetery is overgrown with woodland.
Number of existing gravestones
2000-3000. Part of the cemetery is in the forest.
Date of oldest tombstone
The oldest tombstone found dates to the 1810s
Date of newest tombstone
2018
Urgency of erecting a fence
Medium
Land ownership
Property of local community
Preserved construction on site
Beit-tahara
Drone surveys
No

Historical overview

The exact period of the cemetery’s foundation is unknown. However, according to epigraphic data, the cemetery already existed by the end of the 18th century. It can be found marked on maps of the region from 1875 and the 1910s. The cemetery is still in use, and was restored in 2014 by Yefim Kogan of JewishGen.