Varzareshty Jewish Cemetery
No administrative division by regions
The cemetery is located on Sfantu Gheorghe Street. Coming from Ovidu Creanga Street, face away from the Lyceum“Alexandru cel Bun” and proceed straight until you reach Sfantu Gheorghe Street. The cemetery and the gate will be on your right.
Is the cemetery demolished
Type and height of existing fence
The cemetery has a fence installed in November 2019 by ESJF.
Fenced and protected Jewish cemetery
General site condition
The cemetery is abandoned and some parts are overgrown. The territory is used for livestock grazing.
Number of existing gravestones
Around 200. There are 150 old and 50 new tombstones. About a third of the old tombstones are broken.
Date of oldest tombstone
1871 (oldest tombstone found by ESJF expedition). Presumably, some tombstones date from the mid-19th century.
Date of newest tombstone
Urgency of erecting a fence
Property of local community
Preserved construction on site
The cemetery was also used by the Nisporeni Jewish community.
It seems that a part of the cemetery located outside of the current fenced area has been demolished and transformed into a garden and a pigsty.