|BACESTI: (Vaslui judet)|
ALTERNATE NAMES: BĂCEŞTI [ROM]; ATREIAPARTE, BĂCEŞTI-SAT, BĂCEŞTI-TÎRG, EZERU, IEZERU. 46°51' N, 27°14' E, 28 MILES NW OF VASLUI, 25 MILES NE OF BACĂU. 1899 JEWISH POPULATION: 526.
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The cemetery is located at com. Bacesti, Vaslui judet, Vaslui judet, Moldavia region at 46º50' 27º15', 27 km from Roman (Neamt judet). Present town population is 1,000-5,000 with no Jews.
The unlandmarked Orthodox cemetery is 500 m. from the congregation that used it. The isolated rural-agricultural hillside cemetery location has no sign, but has Jewish symbols on the gate or wall. Reached by turning directly off a public road, access is open with permission. A continuous fence and a locking gate surround the site.
The pre- and post-WWII size is 120mx180m. 100-500 gravestones are visible. 20-100 are not in original location. More than 75% are toppled or broken. Vegetation and water drainage are not problems.
The cemetery is divided into special sections for men, Cohanim, and children. Tombstones date from the end of the 19th century. The marble, granite, limestone, sandstone, and other materials memorial markers are rough stones or boulders, flat shaped stones, finely smoothed and inscribed stones, and flat stones with carved relief decoration. Some have portraits on the stones and/or Hebrew, German, and Romanian inscriptions. The national Jewish community owns the property now used for agricultural purposes. (crops or animal grazing). Adjacent properties are Sain Vasile and Munteanu Elena (agricultural). Compared to 1939, the cemetery boundaries enclose the same area. Occasionally, private Jewish or non-Jewish visitors stop.
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