Leova Jewish Cemetery

Cemetery Information

Country
Moldova
Region
No administrative division by regions
District
Leova
Settlement
Leova
Site address
The cemetery is located south-west of the crossing of R34 (Strada Cahul) and Strada Decebal.
GPS coordinates
46.47214, 28.2639
Perimeter length
440 metres
Is the cemetery demolished
no
Type and height of existing fence
The cemetery is surrounded by a metal mesh fence, on average 1.5 metres high, including both newer and older sections.
Preservation condition
Fenced and protected Jewish cemetery
General site condition
The cemetery is in good condition and maintained, the trees and bushes are cut.
Number of existing gravestones
1,310. Some gravestones are broken. There are a number of mausoleums and ohel-like structures at the cemetery, both from before and after WWII.
Date of oldest tombstone
Presumably from the late 19th century
Date of newest tombstone
1990 (newest tombstone found by ESJF expedition). According to other expeditions, 2013.
Urgency of erecting a fence
Low
Land ownership
Property of local community
Preserved construction on site
Drone surveys
Yes

Historical overview

According to Yizkor Leova, tombstones from the pre-WWII period existed either on this cemetery, or on another, elder one. More information is not available.

View 3D model