Bessarabia SIG #Bessarabia Jewish Cemeteries in Bessarabia/Moldova - progress report #bessarabia


Yefim Kogan
 

Dear Bessarabers,

I want to update you with the progress on Jewish Cemeteries in Bessarabia/Moldova. Some of you might
be surprised that I am writing Bessarabia/Moldova, and not just Bessasrabia... I want you to know that
there towns in Bessarabia, which are not in Moldova, like Khotin, Ismail, Kiliya, Reni, etc., and vice
versa - towns in Moldova Republic, which never been part of Bessarabia (Tiraspol, Rybnitsa, Rashkov,
etc.) Our JewishGen Bessarabia SIG covers a UNION between Bessarabia and Moldova Republic.

You can find inventory of all cemeteries in our region at our website or directly at
https://www.jewishgen.org/bessarabia/files/cemetery/Inventory201901-January.htm

Last month we finished Reni Jewish Cemetery, and you can see the report
https://www.jewishgen.org/bessarabia/files/cemetery/reni/ReniCemeteryReport.pdf

We are working now on a several cemetery projects:
- Kishinev Jewish Cemetery - we have only one sector completed (#2), and have also photos >from
half of another sector (#4), and about 700 might be ready soon. I also sent another photographer
(Sergei D.) to work in sector #5. The Kishinev photographer (Pavel) promised to work on older
section in the Spring of this year. I hope we will have several sections ready some time in May-June
of this year.
- Brichany Jewish Cemetery - Phase 2 - clearing paths, cleaning, etc. - the team assembled by
Sergei D. finished their job and now another team is indexing photos.
- Lipkany Jewish Cemetery - Phase 2 - clearing paths, cleaning was approved and the work on that
cemetery will be done in the spring of this year.
- Ataki Jewish Cemetery - Phase 2 project is planned for fall of this year or spring of 2020.
- There are a number of cemeteries we did not work yet, like Klishkivtsi, Teleneshty New cemetery,
Gershunovka, Dombrovitsa and a few more. Hope 1-3 cemeteries photograph this year.

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

All the best,
Yefim Kogan
JewishGen Bessarabia SIG Leader and Coordinator

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