You are here: Home Eastern Europe Romania BERESTI: (Judet Galati) (BEREŞTI-TÎRG [ROM], BEREŞTI, TÂRGUL BEREŞTI, TÂRGU-BEREŞTI, TÁRG BEREŞTI)
BERESTI: (Judet Galati) (BEREŞTI-TÎRG [ROM], BEREŞTI, TÂRGUL BEREŞTI, TÂRGU-BEREŞTI, TÁRG BEREŞTI) PDF Print E-mail

ALTERNATE NAMES: BEREŞTI-TÎRG [ROM], BEREŞTI, TÂRGUL BEREŞTI, TÂRGU-BEREŞTI, TÁRG BEREŞTI. 14 miles SE of Bîrlad. Jewish population: 560 (in 1899).

  • Encyclopedia of Jewish Life (2001), p. 114: "Beresti".
  • Pinkas HaKehilot, Romania, Vol. 1 (1969), p. 88: "Beresti"
  • JewishGen Romania SIG

CEMETERY:
The cemetery is located at Str. Eternitatii no. 1, Beresti, judet Galati, 4606 2753, 144.1 miles NE of Bucharest and 134 km from Galati. Present town population is 5,000-25,000 with no Jews.

  • Local Authority: Mayor Talmasan Nicolae, Str. Trandafirilor 2, Beresti, judet Galati. Phone: 036/530016
  • Local religious authority: The Jewish Community of Galati, Str. Dornei no. 7. Phone: 036/413662
  • National religious authority: The Federation of the Jewish Communities of Romania, Sf. Vineri Str., no. 9-11, sector 3, Bucharest, Romania.
  • Interested: "A.D. Xenopol" Institute of History, Lascar Catargi Str., no. 15, 6600-Iasi (judet Iasi), Romania. Tel. 032/212614; e-mail: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . Director: Alexandru Zub.
  • Caretaker and key holder: Tincovici Ion, Beresti, Str. Al.I.Cuza no. 17

The Jewish population by census was 253 in 1899 and was 316 in 1930. The Jewish Community was founded in 1842. In 1941, the Jews were deported to Caracal (Romania.)

The cemetery was established in 19th century with last known burial in 20th century. The unlandmarked Orthodox cemetery is 3 km from the congregation that used it. The isolated suburban hillside has no sign or marker. Reached via private property, access is open with permission. A fence with a gate that locks surrounds the site. Approximate pre- and post-WWII size was 150 m x 60 m. 20-100 stones are visible. 20-100 stones are in original location. 1-20 stones are not in original location. More than 75% of the stones are toppled or broken. Location of stones removed from the cemetery is unknown. Vegetation overgrowth in the cemetery is not a problem. Water drainage is good all year. No special sections.

The oldest known gravestone dates from the end of 19th century. The 19th and 20th century marble, limestone, and sandstone memorial markers have Hebrew and Romanian inscriptions. Some have traces of painting on their surfaces, iron decorations or letting, bronze decorations or lettering, and other metallic elements. Some have portraits on stones.

The national Jewish community owns the property used for Jewish cemetery only. Adjacent properties are agricultural. Rarely, private Jewish or non-Jewish visitors stop. The never vandalized cemetery Maintenance has been clearing vegetation. Current care is unpaid regular caretaker. No structures. No threats.

Lucian Nastasă, Clinicilor Str., no. 19, Cluj, Romania, tel. 064/190107. Email: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it visited the site and completed the survey on 15 January 2001 using the following documentation:

  • E. Schwarzfeld, Din istoria evreilor: împopularea, reîmpopularea si întemeierea tîrgurilor si tîrgusoarelor în Moldova, Bucuresti, 1894.
  • N.Sutu, Notiti statistice asupra Moldaviei, Iasi, 1852.
  • George I.Lahovari, Marele dictionar geografic al României, 5 vol., Bucuresti, Edit.Socec, 1899.
  • I.M.Dinescu, Fiii neamului de la 1859 la 1915. Statistica sociala pe întelesul tuturora, Iasi, Institutul de Arte Grafice N.V.Stefaniu, 1920.
  • Leonida Colescu, Analiza rezultatelor recensamîntului general al populatiei României de la 1899, cu o prefata de Sabin Manuila, Bucuresti, Institutul de statistica, 1944.
  • Pinkas Hakehillot, Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities Romania, I-II, Ierusalem, 1980.
  • D. Ivanescu, "Populatia evreiasca din orasele si tîrgurile Moldovei între 1774-1832," în Studia et acta historiae iudaeorum romaniae, II, Bucuresti, Edit. Hasefer, 1997, p. 59-65

Lucian Nastasă interviewed Tincovici Ion, Beresti, Str. Al.I.Cuza no. 17. [January 2003]

 

BERESTI (II) (Judet Galati)

See BERESTI I for town information.
The cemetery is located on Str. Varfului, Beresti, judet Galati.

  • Caretaker with key: Tincovici Ion, Beresti, Str. Al.I.Cuza no. 17.

The cemetery was established in 20th century with Last known burial was 20th century. The unlandmarked Orthodox cemetery is 4 km from the congregation that used it.

The isolated suburban flat land has no sign or marker. Reached via private property,
access is entirely closed. A fence with a no gate surrounds the site. Approximate pre- and post-WWII size is 15 m x 7 m. 1-20 stones are visible and in original location. More than 75% of the stones are toppled or broken. Location of stones removed from the cemetery is unknown. Vegetation overgrowth in the cemetery is not a problem. Water drainage is good all year.

No special sections. The oldest known gravestone dates from 20th century. The marble, limestone, and sandstone flat shaped, smoothed and inscribed, and carved relief-decorated gravestones have Hebrew and Romanian inscriptions. Some have portraits on stones. The national Jewish community owns the property used for Jewish cemetery only. Adjacent properties are agricultural. Rarely, private Jewish or non-Jewish visitors stop at the never vandalized cemetery maintenance has been clearing vegetation. Current care is regular unpaid caretaker. No structures. No threats.

Lucian Nastasă, Clinicilor Str., no. 19, Cluj, Romania, tel. 064/190107. email: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it visited the site and completed the survey on 15 January 2001 using the following documentation:

  • E E. Schwarzfeld, Din istoria evreilor: împopularea, reîmpopularea si întemeierea tîrgurilor si tîrgusoarelor în Moldova, Bucuresti, 1894.
  • N.Sutu, Notiti statistice asupra Moldaviei, Iasi, 1852.
  • George I.Lahovari, Marele dictionar geografic al României, 5 vol., Bucuresti, Edit.Socec, 1899.
  • I.M.Dinescu, Fiii neamului de la 1859 la 1915. Statistica sociala pe întelesul tuturora, Iasi, Institutul de Arte Grafice N.V.Stefaniu, 1920.
  • Leonida Colescu, Analiza rezultatelor recensamîntului general al populatiei României de la 1899, cu o prefata de Sabin Manuila, Bucuresti, Institutul de statistica, 1944.
  • Pinkas Hakehillot, Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities Romania, I-II, Ierusalem, 1980.
  • D. Ivanescu, "Populatia evreiasca din orasele si tîrgurile Moldovei între 1774-1832," în Studia et acta historiae iudaeorum romaniae, II, Bucuresti, Edit. Hasefer, 1997, p. 59-65

Lucian Nastasă interviewed Tincovici Ion, Beresti, Str. Al.I.Cuza no. 17. [January 2003]

Last Updated on Thursday, 10 April 2014 06:01
 
Web site created by Open Sky Web Design based on a template by Red Evolution