Lipkani Jewish Cemetery

Cemetery Information

Country
Moldova
Region
No administrative division by regions
District
Briceni
Settlement
Lipcani
Site address
The cemetery is located opposite the bakery on Doyna Street, between Zhukovskiy Street (Rt. L36) and Doyna Street.
GPS coordinates
48.25999, 26.81388
Perimeter length
780 meters
Is the cemetery demolished
no
Type and height of existing fence
The cemetery is surrounded by an old masonry wall.
Preservation condition
Unfenced Jewish cemetery
General site condition
The cemetery is abandoned.
Number of existing gravestones
2,500
Date of oldest tombstone
1790s
Date of newest tombstone
2011
Urgency of erecting a fence
High
Land ownership
Property of local community
Preserved construction on site
Drone surveys
No

Historical overview

The Lipkani Jewish Cemetery was most likely founded in the 18th century. According to epigraphic data, it already existed in the 1790s. The cemetery continued to function after WWII, and is still in use. In 2011, it was restored by Yefim Kogan of JewishGen.

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