Thursday, November 27, 2008

Moldova: Orhei Jewish Cemetery, photographs

Cassio Tolpolar of Los Angeles, writes the Moldova Impressions blog, which today focused on the Orhei Jewish Cemetery. In May 2008, Cassio's family travelled to Moldova. Each week, Cassio is posting a bit (commentary and photographs) about their 12-day trip.

The Orhei Jewish cemetery is one of the 10 oldest in Europe; it is 450 years old, whereas the city is 570 years-old. The cemetery is not totally abandoned. There’s a keeper, people also give donations and family relatives repair graves. There are a few Holocaust memorials there. One, from 1991, says: “To our compatriots, Jews, victims of the Holocaust”. 4,000 Jews were killed in Orhei, and their names are in the memorial.

View the photographs and read the complete post at the link above.

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