Surveys in Moldova

ESJF 2019/20 surveys in five European countries

Hyncheshti Jewish Cemetery

Perimeter map:

Hyncheshti Jewish Cemetery map

Site Address:
54-56, Pacii Street.
GPS coordinates:
46.81706, 28.59839
Perimeter length:
528 metres
Is the cemetery demolished:
Type and height of existing fence:
The front side of the cemetery is surrounded by an old, broken wooden fence, partially made of branches. The other sides border the old metal mesh fences of neighbouring households, or are unfenced.
General Site Condition:
The cemetery is very overgrown and full of rubbish. It requires clearing and re-fencing. Some cemetery plots are used for agriculture or for household activities. Some part of the cemetery site has been plowed for vegetable gardens.
Number of existing gravestones:
Around 500
Date of Oldest Tombstone:
1868 (oldest tombstone found by ESJF expedition)
Date of Newest Tombstone:
Urgency of erecting a fence:
Fence is not needed. The cemetery is overbuilt.
Land Ownership:
Municipality/Property of local community
Preserved Construction on Site:
Yes. There is a structure on the cemetery site that presumably used to be the house of the cemetery keeper, or a beit-tahara.
Specific Threats:
The site is used for agriculture and household activities.
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