Progress on Bessarabia Cemetery projects, October, 2018 #bessarabia

Yefim Kogan

Dear Bessarabers,

I am glad that at this year conference we invited our researcher and
photographer Serghei Daniliuk. Many people met him and heard him talking
about cemetery projects, and a town, used to be a Jewish shteitle Serghei
lives now.

It might be now we will slow the projects, because Sergei is now studying in
the University, but still he will work on a number of our projects this

Here is a progress as of now:

- Nisporeni Jewish Cemetery - photographing is done, and now the
translation/transcribing is in progress. Hopefully we will finish it by the
end of the year.

- Bricheni Jewish Cemetery. We are doing a Phase 2 - Clearing paths, and
cleaning with photographing. Half of the job was done. We have received
about 750 photos of graves, did not have before. There is going to be a
second trip to Brichany to finish this work, and after that we will do the

- Vadul Rashkov, Phase 1 was completed and 862 burial records are available,
plus 454 Unknown graves at our website. Phase 2 photographing is done, and
now it is in process of "second" reading, and October-November it will be
ready and submitted to JOWBR

- Kishinev Jewish Cemetery. So far one sector of the cemetery was
completed, and is available at JOWBR. I got a promise >from another person,
who did part of cemetery to finish 3 more sectors this year... I will let
you know when the images will arrive

- Beltsy Jewish Cemetery. Also another group is photographing the cemetery
by sectors, and hopefully by the end of the year they will give us another
1,000-1,500 images.

- Reni Jewish Cemetery. I hope that Serghei D. will have a day to go to
that cemetery and photograph all. The cemetery is not very big.

- I also got a list of Jews >from Bessarabia who were buried in Brazil
(cemiterio israelita de Vila Mariana). The list has about 300-400 names and
Jews were >from Ataki, Brichevo, Brichany, Beltsy, Soroki, Teleneshty,
Yedinets, Sekuryany, etc. Unfortunately there are no dates in the list...
only names and towns they were from. I will work with JOWBR and see what we
can do here.

This is all for now.

Please let me know if you have any questions, issues.

Thanks again,

Yefim Kogan
Bessarabia SIG Coordinator
Bendery, Tarutino, Akkerman, Kiliya - all in Bessarabia, KHAIMOVICH in
Galatz, Romania, KOGAN in Dubossary, Moldova, SRULEVICH in Shanghai, China

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