Surveys in Moldova

ESJF 2019/20 surveys in five European countries

Bricheva Jewish Cemetery

Drone survey :
Bricheva Jewish Cemetery

Historical map and perimeter :
Bricheva Jewish Cemetery

Country:
Moldova
Region:
None
District:
Drochia
Settlement:
Briceva
Site Address:
When entering Briceva on the road from Baraboi, pass the watermill and the dam, after which, the cemetery can be found on the left.
GPS coordinates:
48.1091451,27.6521489
Perimeter length:
405 metres
Is the cemetery demolished:
No
Type and height of existing fence:
Type of the fence. The cemetery is surrounded by a stone wall, erected by ESJF
General Site Condition:
Fenced and protected Jewish cemetery
Number of existing gravestones:
500
Date of Oldest Tombstone:
1840s
Date of Newest Tombstone:
1950s
Urgency of erecting a fence:
Fence is not needed
Land Ownership:
Municipality/Property of local community
Drone surveys:
Yes

The Bricheva Jewish Cemetery was most likely founded in the 19th century. According to epigraphic data, the cemetery already existed in 1840, and it can be found marked on maps of the region from 1879 and 1911. The cemetery was still in use after WWII, with the most recent preserved gravestone dating to 1958. In 2016, the cemetery was surveyed by Yefim Kogan of JewishGen.