A letter from mayor of town in Moldova - Volontirovka #bessarabia #ukraine

Yefim Kogan

Hello everybody,

It looks that JewishGen is not only looked by Jews, but not Jews too.  I received an email from the mayor of a town in Republic of Moldova.
He looked up a Cemetery report for town of Volontiri (Volontirovka) we added to JOWBR in 2019!   This is not the first time I got emails from local officials about the cemeteries.

Here is the full Mayor letter:

Dear Mr. Yefim Kogan,


I am the mayor of Volintiri (Volontirovka, Stefan Voda, Republic of Moldova).

Recently I have found, by chance, your report about the Cemetery of Volintiri written in 2019.

Unfortunately during Soviet Union period it was destroyed and only some stones are left as you have mentioned in your paper. It is a pity, because human beings deserve to be respected even after death despite their nationality and religion. 

If it is possible could you help me find some funds to arrange a commemorative stone and a bench in that place, to honor the people buried in this cemetery. 


Kind regards,


Igor Hincu



Igor Hîncu

Primarul s.Volintiri

r. Ștefan Vodă

Republica Moldova


I am interested to hear your opinions about this letter and of how to proceed.
I personally feel very much connected to every such village, and to their Jewish past.  I especially interested to hear people who live in Moldova.  I know that Rabbi of Kishinev main synagogue is reading these messages.  Please respond to everybody or privately.

All the best,
Yefim Kogan
Bessarabia Leader and Coordinator