Surveys in Moldova

ESJF 2019/20 surveys in five European countries

Kamenka Jewish Cemetery

Historical map and perimeter :
Kamenka Jewish Cemetery

Country:
Moldova
Region:
Transnistria
Settlement:
Kamenka
Site Address:
From the intersection of Zavodskaya Street and Senatovskaya Street, follow Senatovskaya Street south for 100 metres.
GPS coordinates:
48.00993, 28.7053
Perimeter length:
424 metres
Is the cemetery demolished:
No
Type and height of existing fence:
Type of the fence. A metal fence 1-1.5 metres tall runs round the cemetery, but does not enclose the entire perimeter.
General Site Condition:
Fenced and protected Jewish cemetery. Parts of the cemetery are probably used as a vineyard.
Number of existing gravestones:
About 500
Date of Oldest Tombstone:
1830s
Date of Newest Tombstone:
1990s
Urgency of erecting a fence:
Fence is not needed
Land Ownership:
Municipality/Property of local community
Preserved Construction on Site:
Ohel RavAbraham Joshua Heschelof blessed memory from Mezebozh (died 1880).
Drone surveys:
No

The exact period of the cemetery’s establishment is unknown, but it was marked on a maps from 1860s, 1910s. According to epigraphic data, it already existed in 1830s. The cemetery was operating after WWII, the latest preserved gravestone date to 1990s. The Cemetery was survived in 2016 by Yefim Kogan (JewishGen).