Surveys in Moldova

ESJF 2019/20 surveys in five European countries

Ryshkani Old Jewish Cemetery

Historical map and perimeter :
Ryshkani Old Jewish Cemetery

Country:
Moldova
Region:
None
District:
Ryshkani
Settlement:
Ryshkani
Site Address:
1, Eminescu Street.
GPS coordinates:
47.948612 27.568594
Perimeter length:
466 metres
Is the cemetery demolished:
Yes. The cemetery was demolished in the 1950s-60s
Type and height of existing fence:
No fence
General Site Condition:
Demolished and overbuilt Jewish cemetery. The cemetery’s former site is now a public park.
Number of existing gravestones:
Multiple fragments of matzevot were discovered in the park
Urgency of erecting a fence:
Fence is not needed
Land Ownership:
Municipality/Property of local community
Drone surveys:
No

The exact period of the cemetery’s foundation is unknown. However, it was marked on maps of the region from 1868, 1910, and 1941. The cemetery was most likely in use until WWII, and was presumably demolished in the 1950s-60s.