Surveys in Moldova

ESJF 2019/20 surveys in five European countries

Soroka Jewish Cemetery

Perimeter map:

Soroka Jewish Cemetery map

Site Address:
20, Stramosilor Street.
GPS coordinates:
48.15876, 28.27766
Perimeter length:
1,060 metres. Part of the cemetery territory has been seized by neighbours and fenced; the remaining cemetery perimeter is 1,026 metres.
Is the cemetery demolished:
Type and height of existing fence:
Yes. There is an old masonry wall of 1.2 to two metres in height on one side of the old part of the cemetery, and a new concrete fence of two metres height on one side of the new part.
General Site Condition:
Fenced and protected Jewish cemetery. The cemetery is maintained by the local Jewish community. The old part is severely overgrown. A significant part of the cemetery territory was seized and fenced by the neighbouring industry during last years.
Number of existing gravestones:
Around 3,000
Date of Oldest Tombstone:
Supposedly from the mid-19th century. For an accurate determination, a clearing of the cemetery site is required.
Date of Newest Tombstone:
Urgency of erecting a fence:
Fence is not needed
Land Ownership:
Municipality/Property of local community
Mass Graves on Site:
There are two mass graves from the Holocaust.
Specific Threats:
The cemetery is threatened by the seizure of parts of its territory for industrial purposes.
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