Surveys in Moldova

ESJF 2019/20 surveys in five European countries

Ungheni Oldest Jewish Cemetry

Historical map and perimeter :
Ungheni Oldest Jewish Cemetry

Country:
Moldova
Region:
None
District:
Ungheni
Settlement:
Ungheni
Site Address:
9 Balcescu Street.
GPS coordinates:
47.2022754,27.7916541
Is the cemetery demolished:
Yes
Type and height of existing fence:
No fence
General Site Condition:
Demolished and overbuilt Jewish cemetery. The cemetery’s former site is now occupied by the Culture Palace, and likely also the nearby park.
Number of existing gravestones:
No tombstones preserved
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 can be found marked on maps of the region from the 1900s. The cemetery was most likely in use until WWII and was subsequently demolished in the 1970s-80s.