BRASOV: Brasov judet [Brasso, Kronstadt, Corona, Orasul Stalin, Brazov] Print

Alternate names: Braşov [Rom], Brassó [Hun], Kronstadt [Ger], Corona [Lat], Oraşul Stalin [Rom, 1950-1960], Kronstant, Brassovia, Brazov . 45°38' N, 25°35' E, 86 miles NNW of Bucureşti, in SE Transylvania, central Romania. 1900 Jewish population: 1,198.


  • Ruth Gruber. Jewish Heritage Travel: A Guide to East-Central Europe. New York: John Wiley & Sons, Inc., 1992* 201, 232 located at 45°38' 25°35'
  • Source: - link no longer available: "Capital city of the county of Brasov; located in the Bârsa Depression, at the foot of the Tâmpa Mount; 650 m high; the town's fortifications were raised by the Saxons between the 14th-17th centuries in order to defend it against the Turks' and the Tartars' raids; the 17th c. saw the unprecedented development of crafts and trade as favoured by the town's position at the crossroads between western Europe and the Orient; 322,977 inhabitants (1995); at present, the 2nd industrial centre after Bucharest and one of the main university, historic and tourist cities in Romania..." [December 2000]



Photos in Wikemedia Commons from May 2016 [June 2016]

Photos by Charles Burns: [June 2016]

- Closca Street Cemetery

- Crisana Street Cemetery



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