Surveys in Moldova

ESJF 2019/20 surveys in five European countries

Lipkani Jewish Cemetery

Drone survey :
Lipkani Jewish Cemetery

Historical map and perimeter :
Lipkani Jewish Cemetery

Country:
Moldova
Region:
None
District:
Briceni
Settlement:
Lipcani
Site Address:
The cemetery is located opposite the bakery on Doyna Street, between Zhukovskiy Street (Rt. L36) and Doyna Street.
GPS coordinates:
48.25999, 26.81388
Perimeter length:
780 meters
Is the cemetery demolished:
No
Type and height of existing fence:
Type of the fence. The cemetery is surrounded by an old masonry wall.
General Site Condition:
Unfenced Jewish cemetery. Abandoned.
Number of existing gravestones:
2500
Date of Oldest Tombstone:
1790s
Date of Newest Tombstone:
2011
Urgency of erecting a fence:
Medium. The wall is in need of repair.
Land Ownership:
Municipality/Property of local community
Specific Threats:
Abandoned.
Drone surveys:
Yes

The Lipkani Jewish Cemetery was most likely founded in the 18th century. According to epigraphic data, it already existed in the 1790s. The cemetery continued to function after WWII, and is still in use. In 2011, it was restored by Yefim Kogan of JewishGen.