Kishinev Skulyanka Jewish Cemetery (Demolished part)

Cemetery Information

Country
Moldova
Region
Chisinau Municipality
District
Kishinev
Settlement
Kishinev
Site address
The cemetery site is located in “Alunelul” park, between Calea Ieshilor Street, Milano Street, and Ion Neculce Street.
GPS coordinates
47.03749, 28.80485
Perimeter length
1000 metres
Is the cemetery demolished
yes
Type and height of existing fence
No fence
Preservation condition
Demolished and overbuilt Jewish cemetery
General site condition
The cemetery site is now occupied by a public park with playgrounds, a tennis court, and multi-storey housing.
Number of existing gravestones
No tombstones preserved
Date of oldest tombstone
Date of newest tombstone
Urgency of erecting a fence
Fence is not needed
Land ownership
Property of local community
Preserved construction on site
There is a memorial to the victims of the 1903 Kishinev Pogrom, erected between 1993 and 2003, on the spot the desecrated Torah scrolls were buried. The approximate location of the demolished Beit-tahara is known.
Drone surveys
No

Historical overview

The “Skulyanka” Jewish cemetery was most likely established in the early 19th century. According to maps of the region, it already existed on the site in 1817. The old section of the cemetery was demolished and built over between 1958 and 1960.

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