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Obj. ID: 8312
Jewish Funerary Art
  New Jewish Cemetery in Chişinău (Kishinev)

© Center for Jewish Art, Photographer: Khaimovich, Boris, 1994

The cemetery in the district Sculeni appeared in the early 19th century. In 1958, a part of the cemetery was demolished to become Alunelul park. The other part was closed for burials in 1978.

The report "Jewish Historic Monuments and Sites in Moldova" published by The United States Commission for the Preservation of America's Heritage Abroad in 2010 states:

"The very large Jewish cemetery in Chişinău, then the single largest Jewish site in the country, is still in use and it is frequently visited. The approximately 100-hectare area is surrounded by a continuous masonry wall with a gate. It contains more than 20,000 graves, which date back to the 17th century. Gravestones and markers are made of marble, granite, limestone, sandstone, slate, and other materials. Some graves are marked with ornate structures in the form of mausoleums. Many graves have metal fences around them; others have portraits applied to the stones, as well as other decorative items. There is a monument to the victims of the Holocaust, and the ruins of a pre-burial house. Several restoration efforts, including re-erection of stones and clearing of the vegetation, have been carried out here in past years. Several Jewish groups from Moldova and abroad have participated in caring for the site. "

Jewish Heritage Sites and Monuments in Moldova, p. 17

For the description prepared in the Survey of Jewish History and Holocaust-related Sites in Moldova, see here.

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New Jewish Cemetery in Chişinău (Kishinev) | Unknown
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From early 19th century
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Custom
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Bibliography

Anastasia Felcher, “Beyond the Trauma: New Perspectives for Preservation, Management and Museum Representation of Jewish Cultural Heritage in Post-Soviet Cities” (Ph.D. thesis, Lucca, IMT School for Advanced Studies, 2016), 138-139.

Дом вечности. Список похороненных на Кишиневском еврейском кладбище (Кишинев: Дор ле-Дор, 2004).

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