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Alternate name: Barlad, Berlad, BÎRLAD [ROM], BÂRLAD, BERLAD and בערלאַד [YID], BARLÁD. . Located at 46°14' 27°40' in Vaslui judet. Current Jewish population: 10-50. Birlad has three cemeteries.

Pinkas ha-kehilot; entsiklopediya shel ha-yishuvim le-min hivasdam ve-ad le-aher shoat milhemet ha-olam ha-sheniya: Romania vol. 1(Jerusalem, 1969)

Jewish Families from Birlad [June 0214]


  • ?-1845 cemetery is half-mile walk from the synagogue with crops and animals in the middle but many stones in good condition. The respondent did not visit this cemetery but was given the information by a cousin.
  • 1845-1898 cemetery was not visited for the survey.
  • Cemetery on Road to Tecuci

Person to contact about grave locations is Mr. Bernard Usher, Head of the Jewish Community, Republicii No. 304, bloc H3, apt. 27, Sc. B, Birlad, tel. 035-412001. The Jewish Community Office has a "Kedusha", listing burials in a record book from 1899 forward. The synagogue is Templul Mare, Str. Kirov 5, Birlad. Mr. Meyer Caufman is the official. Templul Poale Tedec (demolished) also used this cemetery. Dr. Jeffrey B. Rosenberg, 222 Oakridge, Daytona Beach, Florida 32118 also is interested in the site and may share information.

A local farmer is the caretaker. The inactive Orthodox cemetery on an isolated rural (agricultural) hillside is reached by turning directly off a public road and crossing private property. Access is open with permission. The cemetery is divided into sections for men and women. The oldest gravestone dates from 1899. 500-1000 gravestones are in the cemetery in original location with less than 25% broken or toppled. Many of the flat shaped stones, finely smoothed and inscribed stones, sculpted monuments, multi-stone monuments, horizontally set stones, flat-low inground plaques, obelisks, or mausoleums have portraits on the stones and/or metal fences around graves. The cemetery contains special memorial monuments to Holocaust victims. The local Jewish community owns the property. Properties adjacent to the cemetery are agricultural. Past maintenance includes re-erection of stones. Jeffrey Rosenberg was responsible for this work completed in 1995. Vegetation overgrowth is a problem.

This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it (11112 Arroyo Drive, Rockville, Maryland 20852-3602, tel. 301/530-3511 completed this survey on 12 Aug 1997 after a visit on 22 Jul 1997.

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