Surveys in Moldova

ESJF 2019/20 surveys in five European countries

Beltsi Jewish Cemetery

Historical map and perimeter :
Beltsi Jewish Cemetery

Country:
Moldova
Region:
None
District:
Beltsi
Settlement:
Beltsi
Site Address:
1, M.Costin Street.
GPS coordinates:
47.768650, 27.903694
Perimeter length:
1610 metres
Is the cemetery demolished:
No
Type and height of existing fence:
Type of the fence. The cemetery is enclosed by a metal fence.
General Site Condition:
Fenced and protected Jewish cemetery
Number of existing gravestones:
Upwards of 10 000
Date of Oldest Tombstone:
1800s
Date of Newest Tombstone:
2018
Urgency of erecting a fence:
Low. The fence is broken in places and in need of repair.
Traces of Vandalism:
Yes. There are multiple broken matzevot.
Land Ownership:
Municipality/Property of local community
Preserved Construction on Site:
There are Beit-tahara, and most likely Ohels.
Mass Graves on Site:
Yes. There is a mass grave, marked with a memorial sign.
Drone surveys:
Yes

The exact period of the cemetery’s foundation is unknown, but it can be found marked on maps of the region from the 1860s. The cemetery is still in use, and was surveyed in 2017 by Yefim Kogan of JewishGen.