Surveys in Moldova

ESJF 2019/20 surveys in five European countries

Sculeni Old Jewish Cemetery

Drone survey :
Sculeni Jewish Cemetery

Historical map and perimeter :
Sculeni Jewish Cemetery

Country:
Moldova
Region:
None
District:
Ungheni
Settlement:
Ungheni
Site Address:
Starting at the city hall, move North until you reach the edge of the village. At this point, turn left and continue for roughly 50 metres, whereupon you will see the cemetery gates on the left.
GPS coordinates:
47.3348689,27.6263761
Perimeter length:
578 metres
Is the cemetery demolished:
Yes
Type and height of existing fence:
Type of the fence. Yes
General Site Condition:
Demolished Jewish cemetery that has not been built over. The empty cemetery site is fenced. In the centre of the site there is a monument, containing built-in fragments of matzevot.
Number of existing gravestones:
No tombstones preserved
Urgency of erecting a fence:
Fence is not needed
Land Ownership:
Private
Preserved Construction on Site:
The site contains a memorial.
Drone surveys:
Yes

The exact period of the cemetery’s foundation is unknown. However, it can be found marked on maps of the region from the 1860s, 1910s, and 1940s. As such, the cemetery was most likely in use until WWII, and was demolished either during or after the war.