Bricheva Jewish Cemetery

Cemetery Information

Country
Moldova
Region
No administrative division by regions
District
Drochia
Settlement
Briceva
Site address
When entering Briceva on the road from Baraboi, pass the watermill and the dam, after which, the cemetery can be found on the left.
GPS coordinates
48.1091451, 27.6521489
Perimeter length
405 metres
Is the cemetery demolished
no
Type and height of existing fence
The cemetery is surrounded by a stone wall, erected by ESJF.
Preservation condition
Fenced and protected Jewish cemetery
General site condition
The site is somewhat overgrown with tall grass. The wall is in excellent condition.
Number of existing gravestones
500
Date of oldest tombstone
1840s
Date of newest tombstone
1950s
Urgency of erecting a fence
Fence is not needed
Land ownership
Property of local community
Preserved construction on site
Drone surveys
No

Historical overview

The Bricheva Jewish Cemetery was most likely founded in the 19th century. According to epigraphic data, the cemetery already existed in 1840, and it can be found marked on maps of the region from 1879 and 1911. The cemetery was still in use after WWII, with the most recent preserved gravestone dating to 1958. In 2016, the cemetery was surveyed by Yefim Kogan of JewishGen.

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