Kishinev Jewish Cemetery news #bessarabia

Yefim Kogan

Dear researchers,

I am writing about Jewish Cemetery in Kishinev, the largest remaining Jewish
cemetery in Bessarabia/Moldova.

You remember the story that the Prime Minister of Moldova "...demanded a
plan to restore the Jewish cemetery in Kishinev".

The cemetery was cleaned up in the fall of 2018, and you can see >from a
photo how large is the cemetery, and as people on the ground are saying, it
was cleaned up.

Aerial view:

Here are the other news - the work was done formally, in a rush and many
tombstones were damaged!!! Here are couple of photos with recently damaged

Now, I am getting information that there will not going to be construction
of a new building at the cemetery (museum or so), but there is going to be
build a memorial probably to the victims of the Holocaust...

A number of people working for JewishGen Bessarabia SIG are photographing
the tombstones at this cemetery. One of them is Sergei Daniliuk who made
these photos. I may put more online for your view.

If you have issues seeing the images, or questions, please email me at

Yefim Kogan
JewishGen Bessarabia SIG Leader and Coordinator

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