Ryshkani Old Jewish Cemetery

Cemetery Information

Country
Moldova
Region
None
District
Ryshkani
Settlement
Ryshkani
Site address
Ryshkani Old Jewish Cemetery
GPS coordinates
47.948612 27.568594
Perimeter length
466 metres
Is the cemetery demolished
yes
Type and height of existing fence
No fence
Preservation condition
Demolished and overbuilt Jewish cemetery
General site condition
Demolished and overbuilt Jewish cemetery. The cemetery’s former site is now a public park.
Number of existing gravestones
Multiple fragments of matzevot were discovered in the park
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
Drone surveys
No

Historical overview

The exact period of the cemetery’s foundation is unknown. However, it was marked on maps of the region from 1868, 1910, and 1941. The cemetery was most likely in use until WWII, and was presumably demolished in the 1950s-60s.

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