Kishinev Jewish Cemetery #bessarabia #rabbinic

Yefim Kogan

Hello everybody,

Our Bessarabia group continue working on Kishinev Jewish Cemetery (Skulyanka). We have completed working in 4 sectors: 1,2,4 and 5.  In this time we have in JOWBR 8,851 records, from that 8,301 are identified and 558 - unknown. We also added 7,889 images to JOWBR.
Here is a Cemetery report as of now:

We also finished now photographing sector 6, and working on indexing.  The sector is in terrible condition.  We got more than 3,000 images, and I am not sure if half of them we could identify.  Many stones are broken, or inscription completely destroyed. I know that sectors 7-9 are even in worse condition.  I do think that some of the fallen stones could be saved,  but it may require a lot of efforts from our group, and Jewish Community in Kishinev.

There are a number of stones at the cemetery with a lot of genealogy, goes back to Ba'al Shem Tov, and I am attaching one of these images for you.
I want that members from Rabbinic group to take a look at it, and please send me full translation.  This inscription was translated, but I want specialists to check it out.  I have a few more such inscriptions - send later.

All the best,
Yefim Kogan
Bessarabia Group Leader and Coordinator

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