Surveys in Moldova

ESJF 2019/20 surveys in five European countries

Markuleshti Jewish Cemetery

Historical map and perimeter :
Markuleshti Jewish Cemetery

Country:
Moldova
Region:
None
District:
Floreshti
Settlement:
Marculeshti
Site Address:
The cemetery is located on Mihai Eminesc Street, opposite Liceul Teoretic Vasile Alecsandri.
GPS coordinates:
47.86672, 28.24172
Perimeter length:
377 metres
Is the cemetery demolished:
No
Type and height of existing fence:
Type of the fence. The cemetery is surrounded by the base of a stone wall, averaging 0.5 metres in height.
General Site Condition:
Fenced and protected Jewish cemetery
Number of existing gravestones:
200-300
Date of Oldest Tombstone:
1890s
Date of Newest Tombstone:
1960s
Urgency of erecting a fence:
Low
Traces of Vandalism:
Yes. Broken tombstones.
Land Ownership:
Municipality/Property of local community
Drone surveys:
Yes

The exact period of the cemetery’s foundation is unknown. However, according to epigraphic data, it already existed in the 1850s, and it can be found marked on a map of the region from the 1860s. The cemetery remained in use after WWII, with the latest preserved tombstone dating to the 1960s. The cemetery was surveyed by Yefim Kogan of JewishGen in 2016.