Voznesens’k New Jewish Cemetery

Cemetery Information

Country
Moldova
Region
Kishinev
District
Voznesensk
Settlement
Voznesensk
Site address
Voznesens'k New Jewish Cemetery
GPS coordinates
47.57779, 31.32454
Perimeter length
386 meters
Is the cemetery demolished
yes
Type and height of existing fence
Type of the fence
Preservation condition
Fenced and protected Jewish cemetery
General site condition
Fenced and protected Jewish cemetery. The cemetery is in good condition and cared for by the local Jewish community.
Number of existing gravestones
Around 600. The cemetery includes a ruined old area with less than 10 preserved gravestones, which are mostly broken or lacking inscriptions, as well as a large post-WWII part, which is operational today.
Date of oldest tombstone
Date of newest tombstone
2018
Urgency of erecting a fence
Fence is not needed
Land ownership
Municipality
Preserved construction on site
There is a caretaker's house located on the cemetery site, presumably built in 1966. The cemetery also houses the tsiyun of R. Pinhas Rabinovich of Kantikuzva, son of Yitzhak Yoel of Kantikuzva-Linitz (died 1922). The tziyun was installed by the organisation "Ohaley Tzaddikim". The tziyun includes the note that "This burial was brought from the old Jewish cemetery to a new one during communism", although the authenticity of this statement is doubtful.
Drone surveys
Yes

Historical overview

The history of the New Jewish cemetery of Voznesens’k is unclear. Presumably, it already existed in early 20th century. The IAJGS database refers to a gravestone that dates to 1918, but the ESJF expedition was unable to locate it. The old part of the cemetery contains some pre-war tombstones, including one from 1937. However, it is still possible that pre-war gravestones were brought from the Voznesens’k Old cemetery, which was destroyed during WWII. Today, the cemetery is cared for by the local community. About six months ago, vandals moved ten tombstones from their original places, but they have been restored today.

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