Surveys in Moldova

ESJF 2019/20 surveys in five European countries

Faleshti Old Jewish Cemetery

Drone survey :
Faleshti Old Jewish Cemetery

Historical map and perimeter :
Faleshti Old Jewish Cemetery

Country:
Moldova
Region:
None
District:
Faleshti
Settlement:
Faleshti
Site Address:
138, Stefan cel Mare Street (behind the hospital complex).
GPS coordinates:
47.578568, 27.704651
Perimeter length:
370 meters
Is the cemetery demolished:
No
Type and height of existing fence:
Type of the fence. The cemetery is surrounded by a metal fence.
General Site Condition:
Fenced and protected Jewish cemetery. The cemetery is somewhat overgrown, but is otherwise maintained by the municipality.
Number of existing gravestones:
Approximately 500
Date of Oldest Tombstone:
The earliest gravestone discovered dates to 1905
Date of Newest Tombstone:
2016
Urgency of erecting a fence:
Fence is not needed
Land Ownership:
Municipality/Property of local community
Preserved Construction on Site:
Beit-tahara.
Mass Graves on Site:
Yes. The cemetery contains a mass grave, marked with a memorial plaque.
Specific Threats:
A neighbouring restaurant is constructing a parking lot next to the cemetery.
Drone surveys:
Yes

The exact period of the cemetery’s foundation is unknown. However, it was marked on a map of the region from the 1860s. The cemetery is still in use, and was surveyed in 2015 by Yefim Kogan of JewishGen.