Surveys in Moldova

ESJF 2019/20 surveys in five European countries

Rybnitsa Old Jewish Cemetery

Historical map and perimeter :
Rybnitsa Old Jewish Cemetery

Country:
Moldova
Region:
Transnistria
Settlement:
Rybnitsa Râbnița
Site Address:
The cemetery can be found behind 12 Dzerjinskogostr Street.
GPS coordinates:
47.7561487,28.996635
Perimeter length:
400 metres
Is the cemetery demolished:
No
Type and height of existing fence:
Type of the fence. The cemetery is surrounded by a 1.5 metre tall stone wall.
General Site Condition:
Fenced and protected Jewish cemetery, well kept.
Number of existing gravestones:
1000
Date of Oldest Tombstone:
1900s
Date of Newest Tombstone:
1970s
Urgency of erecting a fence:
Fence is not needed
Land Ownership:
Municipality/Property of local community
Preserved Construction on Site:
Beit-tahara.
Mass Graves on Site:
Yes. There is a mass grave, marked with a memorial sign.
Drone surveys:
No

The Old Rybnitsa Jewish Cemetery was most likely established at the end of the 19th century. According to epigraphic data, it already existed in the 1900s. The cemetery remained in use after WWII, with the most recent preserved gravestone dating to the 1970s. In 2016, it was surveyed by Yefim Kogan of JewishGen.