Vradiyivka Jewish Cemetery

Cemetery Information

Country
Moldova
Region
Kishinev
District
Vradiyivka
Settlement
Vradiyivka
Site address
Vradiyivka Jewish Cemetery
GPS coordinates
47.84274, 30.5716
Perimeter length
276 metres. A shallow moat delineates the cemetery borders.
Is the cemetery demolished
no
Type and height of existing fence
No fence
Preservation condition
Fenced and protected Jewish cemetery
General site condition
Unfenced Jewish cemetery. The cemetery is abandoned and severely overgrown. Some parts of the cemetery seem to be used for cattle grazing.
Number of existing gravestones
18. Clearing the cemetery may reveal more tombstones. Some gravestones do not have preserved inscriptions. Most of the gravestones date to the post-WWII period. Their inscriptions are mainly in Russian, though some of the pre-WWII period have Hebrew inscriptions.
Date of oldest tombstone
1912
Date of newest tombstone
1962
Urgency of erecting a fence
High
Land ownership
Municipality
Preserved construction on site
Drone surveys
No

Historical overview

The Vradiyivka Jewish cemetery already existed in 1912, as epigraphic data shows. It is marked on a Russian map of 1941 as a Jewish cemetery. It has both pre-WWII and post-WWII tombstones and was in use at least until 1962.

There is almost no information available on Jewish community of Vradiyivka. In the mid-19th century, a Jewish school existed there. In 1939, the community counted 481 individuals. During WWII, a ghetto existed in Vradiyivka. Most Jews were killed before September 1943. Judging by gravestone dating, a Jewish population existed in Vradiyivka at least until 1962.