Lipkani Jewish Cemetery

Cemetery Information

Country
Moldova
Region
None
District
Briceni
Settlement
Lipcani
Site address
Lipkani Jewish Cemetery
GPS coordinates
48.25999, 26.81388
Perimeter length
780 meters
Is the cemetery demolished
no
Type and height of existing fence
Type of the fence
Preservation condition
Fenced and protected Jewish cemetery
General site condition
Unfenced Jewish cemetery. Abandoned.
Number of existing gravestones
2500
Date of oldest tombstone
1790s
Date of newest tombstone
2011
Urgency of erecting a fence
Medium
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.