We are delighted to announce that last Thursday, Julia Sheinman, director of the Jewish Community of the Republic of Moldova, sat down with Vadul-Rașcov Mayor, Sergey Goutsan, to sign an agreement for ESJF to begin fencing work at the Vadul-Rașcov Jewish cemetery.
Built on the picturesque banks of the Dniester River, the Vadul-Rașcov Jewish cemetery is home to around 2,500 tombstones, making it one of the larger sites the ESJF has worked with. This remarkably well-preserved cemetery is thought to date back as far as the mid-18th century and remained in use until the 1950s.
ESJF surveyed the site last April as part of our extensive ground and drone surveys of Jewish cemeteries which took place across five countries, including all the Jewish cemeteries in Moldova.
We would like to thank Mayor Goutsan and the local council, as well as Julia and the Jewish Community of the Republic of Moldova, for all of their efforts in ensuring this breath-taking site receives the protection it deserves.