Surveys in Moldova

ESJF 2019/20 surveys in five European countries

Olaneshti Jewish Cemetery

Perimeter map:

Olaneshti Jewish Cemetery map

Country:
Moldova
Region:
None
Settlement:
Olanesti
Site Address:
41, Ion Creanga Street.
GPS coordinates:
46.49659, 29.90603
Perimeter length:
154 metres
Is the cemetery demolished:
No
Type and height of existing fence:
Yes. On the side facing the street, the cemetery is surrounded by an old and partially broken mesh fence of 1.5 metres in height. The other sides of the cemetery border fences of neighboring houses.
General Site Condition:
The cemetery is severely ruined. The territory is overgrown and littered. Two tombstones are preserved in the cemetery’s far corner.
Number of existing gravestones:
According to a neighbor, three tombstones are present on the site, but only two were found by the ESJF expedition. No inscriptions or nameplates can be found. The same neighbor recounted that an elderly couple from Israel visited and took the nameplates with them.
Urgency of erecting a fence:
High
Land Ownership:
Private
Preserved Construction on Site:
Ruins of a house can be found on the cemetery site, but its function is unclear.
Specific Threats:
Yes. As the cemetery is ruined and the territory is privately owned, there is a high risk for construction on the site.
Drone surveys:
No