Bricheny Jewish Cemetery

Cemetery Information

Country
Moldova
Region
No administrative division by regions
District
Settlement
Briceni
Site address
When taking the eastern route out of town via Sportiva Street, the cemetery can be found on the left side of the road.
GPS coordinates
48.358878, 27.105332
Perimeter length
834 metres
Is the cemetery demolished
no
Type and height of existing fence
The cemetery’s newer section is fenced.
Preservation condition
Unfenced Jewish cemetery
General site condition
The older section of the cemetery is overgrown with woodland.
Number of existing gravestones
2,000-3,000. 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
High
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.

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