Varzareshty Jewish Cemetery

Cemetery Information

Country
Moldova
Region
No administrative division by regions
District
Calarash
Settlement
Varzaresti
Site address
The cemetery is located on Sfantu Gheorghe Street. Coming from Ovidu Creanga Street, face away from the Lyceum“Alexandru cel Bun” and proceed straight until you reach Sfantu Gheorghe Street. The cemetery and the gate will be on your right.
GPS coordinates
47.09803, 28.17642
Perimeter length
350 metres
Is the cemetery demolished
no
Type and height of existing fence
The cemetery has a fence installed in November 2019 by ESJF.
Preservation condition
Fenced and protected Jewish cemetery
General site condition
The cemetery is abandoned and some parts are overgrown. The territory is used for livestock grazing.
Number of existing gravestones
Around 200. There are 150 old and 50 new tombstones. About a third of the old tombstones are broken.
Date of oldest tombstone
1871 (oldest tombstone found by ESJF expedition). Presumably, some tombstones date from the mid-19th century.
Date of newest tombstone
1993
Urgency of erecting a fence
Low
Land ownership
Property of local community
Preserved construction on site
Drone surveys
No

Historical overview

The cemetery was also used by the Nisporeni Jewish community.

It seems that a part of the cemetery located outside of the current fenced area has been demolished and transformed into a garden and a pigsty.

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