Surveys in Moldova

ESJF 2019/20 surveys in five European countries

Dumbraveni Jewish Cemetery

Drone survey :
Dumbraveni Jewish Cemetery

Historical map and perimeter :
Dumbraveni Jewish Cemetery

Country:
Moldova
Region:
None
District:
Soroca
Settlement:
Dumbraveni
Site Address:
When entering the village via L186 from the South, take the first left.
GPS coordinates:
48.0467579,28.2210043
Perimeter length:
303 metres
Is the cemetery demolished:
No. The cemetery has been mostly demolished, with very few matzevot remaining.
Type and height of existing fence:
No fence
General Site Condition:
Unfenced Jewish cemetery. The site is a derelict field. Very few matzevot remain, and there is evidence some were stolen.
Number of existing gravestones:
4. 10-15 fragments of broken matzevot were also discovered on the site.
Date of Newest Tombstone:
1940s
Urgency of erecting a fence:
High. Agricultural use poses a significant threat to the site.
Traces of Vandalism:
Yes. There is evidence of multiple broken or stolen matzevot.
Land Ownership:
Municipality/Property of local community
Specific Threats:
The neighbouring fields are used for agricultural purposes, which threaten to encroach on the site.
Drone surveys:
Yes

The exact period of the cemetery’s foundation is unknown. However, it can be found marked on a map of the region from 1868. The cemetery continued to operate until WWII and was demolished at an undetermined point after. In 2016, it was surveyed by Yefim Kogan of JewishGen.