Surveys in Moldova

ESJF 2019/20 surveys in five European countries

Rashkov Old Jewish Cemetery

Historical map and perimeter :
Rashkov Old Jewish Cemetery

Country:
Moldova
Region:
Transnistria
Settlement:
Rashkov Rașcov
Site Address:
The cemetery can be found 100 metres behind the Biserica Rașcov Orthodox Church.
GPS coordinates:
47.9414885,28.8430827
Perimeter length:
245 metres
Is the cemetery demolished:
No
Type and height of existing fence:
Type of the fence. The cemetery is surrounded by a partially demolished stone wall, which ranges in height from 1-1.5 metres.
General Site Condition:
Fenced and protected Jewish cemetery
Number of existing gravestones:
950
Date of Oldest Tombstone:
1709
Date of Newest Tombstone:
1840s
Urgency of erecting a fence:
Medium. An old masonry wall requires repair
Land Ownership:
Property of local community/municipality
Drone surveys:
No

The exact period of the cemetery’s foundation is unknown. However, according to epigraphic data, it already existed in the 1700s. The cemetery remained in use until the beginning of the 19th century, and was surveyed in 2016 by Yefim Kogan of JewishGen. It was catalogued by the “Sefer” Center in 2017.