Surveys in Moldova

ESJF 2019/20 surveys in five European countries

Ataki New Jewish Cemetery (Velchinets)

Drone survey :
Ataki New Jewish Cemetery

Historical map and perimeter :
Ataki New Jewish Cemetery

Country:
Moldova
Region:
None
District:
Ochnitsa
Settlement:
Velchinets
Site Address:
On the exit from Volchinets to Codreni, on the right from the road.
GPS coordinates:
48.4450739,27.7284764
Perimeter length:
677 metres
Is the cemetery demolished:
No
Type and height of existing fence:
Type of the fence. Stone fence 0,5-1 metres high, partly destroyed.
General Site Condition:
Fenced and protected Jewish cemetery
Number of existing gravestones:
3500
Date of Oldest Tombstone:
Erliest founded 1860s
Date of Newest Tombstone:
2009
Urgency of erecting a fence:
Medium
Traces of Vandalism:
Yes, the cemetery suffered of fire, many matzevot are broken.
Land Ownership:
Private. Belongs to a Jewish organization in Israel.
Preserved Construction on Site:
Beit-tahara, ohel.
Drone surveys:
Yes

Presumably New Jewish Cemetery in Ataki was established in the end of 18th – very beginning 19th century. According to Burial Written Registry, it already existed in 1760s, it was marked on a maps from 1870s, 1900s. The cemetery was used after WWII, and is still operating. The Cemetery was survived in 2015 by Yefim Kogan (JewishGen).