Surveys in Moldova

ESJF 2019/20 surveys in five European countries

Tiraspol New Jewish Cemetery

Historical map and perimeter :
Tiraspol New Jewish Cemetery

Country:
Moldova
Region:
Transnistria
Settlement:
Tiraspol
Site Address:
The cemetery can be found on the corner of Ucraineasca Street and Contructori Street.
GPS coordinates:
46.8593823,29.6242414
Perimeter length:
750 metres
Is the cemetery demolished:
No
Type and height of existing fence:
Type of the fence. The cemetery is surrounded by a 2.5-3 metre tall stone wall.
General Site Condition:
Fenced and protected Jewish cemetery
Number of existing gravestones:
Upwards of 2500
Date of Oldest Tombstone:
1930s
Date of Newest Tombstone:
2004
Urgency of erecting a fence:
Fence is not needed
Traces of Vandalism:
Yes. Graffiti on the tombstones.
Land Ownership:
Municipality/Property of local community
Mass Graves on Site:
Yes, there are mass graves and memorials to victims of the Holocaust and Stalinist repression. The cemetery also contains bones transferred from the demolished old cemetery.
Drone surveys:
Yes

According to epigraphic data, the Tiraspol cemetery was established just prior to WWII. It can be found marked on a map of the region from the 1980s, and is still in use today. In 2015, the cemetery was surveyed by Yefim Kogan of JewishGen.