Zguritsa Jewish Cemetery

Cemetery Information

Country
Moldova
Region
No administrative division by regions
District
Drochia
Settlement
Zguritsa
Site address
When entering the village from the North-East, turn right at the sign reading “Cimitirul evreiesc 150m” and continue for a further 150 metres. When facing the pond at the end of this route, the cemetery can be found on the right.
GPS coordinates
48.133184, 28.007286
Perimeter length
430 metres
Is the cemetery demolished
no
Type and height of existing fence
No fence
Preservation condition
Unfenced Jewish cemetery
General site condition
The cemetery has been abandoned, and is now overgrown with vegetation.
Number of existing gravestones
1,500
Date of oldest tombstone
Late 19th cent
Date of newest tombstone
1998
Urgency of erecting a fence
High
Land ownership
Property of local community
Preserved construction on site
Beit-tahara
Drone surveys
No

Historical overview

The exact period of the cemetery’s foundation is unknown. However, it can be found marked on maps of the region from 1868 and 1900, and epigraphic data shows it was still in use after WWII. The most recent preserved gravestone dates from the 1990s.

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