Surveys in Moldova

ESJF 2019/20 surveys in five European countries

Kishinev Old Jewish Cemetery on Izmail Street

Historical map and perimeter :
Kishinev Old Jewish Cemetery on Izmail Street

Country:
Moldova
Region:
Kishinev
District:
Kishinev
Settlement:
Kishinev
Site Address:
The cemetery site is located off Izmail Street, between Grigore Ureche Street and Gradinilor Street, on the grounds of Biblioteca de Arte “Tudor Arghezi”.
GPS coordinates:
47.02286, 28.85349
Perimeter length:
370 meters
Is the cemetery demolished:
Yes
Type and height of existing fence:
No fence
General Site Condition:
Demolished and overbuilt Jewish cemetery. There is a municipal library on the cemetery site.
Number of existing gravestones:
No tombstones preserved
Urgency of erecting a fence:
Fence is not needed. Demolished and overbuilt.
Land Ownership:
State
Drone surveys:
Yes

The Jewish cemetery on Izmail Street was most likely established in the 18th century. It is marked on maps of the region from 1834, the 1870s, and 1944. The cemetery operated until WWII, after which it was demolished.