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Alternate names: Buciumeni/Falticenii Vechi/Fultichen/Gradinile/Opriseni/Tampesti/Timpesti.

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Located at 47°27' 26°18' in Suceava County, Moldavia region. 1 picture in Saros Laszlo and Vali Dezso. Tanu ez a kohalom; (This Cairn is Witness Today) ISBN 963 7476 172. Bruce Kahn This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it


FĂLTICENI (I): (judet Suceava)
The cemetery is located at Str. Nutzu Ema 49, Fălticeni, judet Suceava, 4727 2618, 208.5 miles N of Bucharest and 25 km from Suceava. Present town population is 25,000-100,000 with 21 Jews.

  • Mayor Cornea Constantin.
  • The Jewish Community of Iasi, Str. Elena Doamna 15, Iasi-6600, judet Iasi. Phone: 113711; 114414.
  • The Federation of the Jewish Communities of Romania, Sf. Vineri Str., no. 9-11, sect. 3, Bucharest, Romania
  • 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.
  • Key holder or caretaker: none.

The Jewish population by census was 1831 registered 360 Jewish families and in 1930 was 4046. In 1941, the Jews were deported to Transnistria. The cemetery was established in 18th century with last known burial was end of the 19th century. The unlandmarked Orthodox cemetery is 300 m. from the congregation that used it. The isolated urban flat land and hillside has no sign or marker. Reached by a public road, access is open to all. A broken masonry wall surrounds the site with a non-locking gate.

Approximate pre-WWII size was 250 x 400 m. Approximate post-WWII size is 250 x 400 m. 500-5000 stones are visible. (About 4500.) 500-5,000 gravestones are in original location. 20-100 stones are not in original location. 25%-50% of the stones are toppled or broken. Location of stones removed from the cemetery is unknown. Vegetation overgrowth in the cemetery is a seasonal problem preventing access. Water drainage is good all year.

The oldest known gravestone dates from about 1850. The 19th century granite, limestone, and sandstone gravestones have Hebrew inscriptions. Some have traces of painting on their surfaces, iron decorations or letting, bronze decorations or lettering, and other metallic elements.

The local Jewish community owns the property used for waste dumping. Adjacent properties are in village residential setting with houses, gardens, orchards, and pastures. Rarely, local residents stop. The cemetery was vandalized frequently in the last ten years. No maintenance. No care now. No structures. Security (uncontrolled access) is a serious threat. Weather erosion is a moderate threat. Vegetation is a moderate threat. Vandalism is a very serious threat. The gravestones are broken or stolen.

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 completed the survey on September 22, 2000 using the following documentation:

  • E. Schwarzfeld, Din istoria evreilor: împopularea, reîmpopularea si întemeierea tîrgurilor si tîrgusoarelor în Moldova, Bucuresti, 1894.
  • Recensamintul general al populatiei Romaniei. 1930, vol.II, Bucuresti, "Monitorul Oficial", 1938
  • N.Sutu, Notiti statistice asupra Moldaviei, Iasi, 1852.
  • George I.Lahovari, Marele dictionar geografic al României, 5 vol., Bucuresti, Edit.Socec, 1899.
  • Recensamintul general al populatiei Romaniei. 1930, vol.II, Bucuresti, "Monitorul Oficial", 1938
  • 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 visited September 20, 2000 but conducted no interviews. [January 2003]

 

FALTICENI (II)
The cemetery is located at Str. Brosteni 76, Fălticeni, judet Suceava.
  • Key holder and caretaker: Sinciuc Domnica, Str. Brosteni 76, Falticeni, judet Suceava.

The cemetery was established in the end of 19th century with last known burial (Gold Sara) in May 2000. Liteni, judet Suceava, also used this unlandmarked Orthodox cemetery that is 2 km from the congregation that used it.

The isolated urban flat land has no sign or marker. Reached by a public road, access is open with permission. A masonry wall with a gate that locks surrounds the site. Approximate pre- and post-WWII size is 500 x 440 m. About 12,000 gravestones are visible. 20-100 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 a seasonal problem preventing access. Water drainage is good all year.

No special sections. The oldest known gravestone dates from the end of the 19th century. The 19th and 20th century marble, granite, limestone, sandstone, and slate memorial markers have traces of painting on their surfaces, iron decorations or letting, bronze decorations or lettering, and other metallic elements and metal fences around graves. Some have traces of painting on their surfaces, other than metallic elements, and metal fences around graves with Hebrew, Yiddish, and German inscriptions. The cemetery contains memorial to Jewish soldiers

The local Jewish community owns the property used for Jewish cemetery and orchard. Adjacent properties are in village residential setting with houses, gardens, orchards, and pastures. Frequently, private Jewish or non-Jewish visitors and local residents stop. The cemetery was vandalized occasionally in the last ten years. No maintenance, but current care is regular caretaker paid by the Jewish community of Falticeni, approximately 2 $/month.) Within the limits of the cemetery is a preburial house and a house, The preburial house has a tahara, catafalque, and an ohel. Vegetation is a moderate threat.

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 completed the survey on September 22, 2000 using the following documentation:

  • E. Schwarzfeld, Din istoria evreilor: împopularea, reîmpopularea si întemeierea tîrgurilor si tîrgusoarelor în Moldova, Bucuresti, 1894.
  • Recensamintul general al populatiei Romaniei. 1930, vol.II, Bucuresti, "Monitorul Oficial", 1938
  • N.Sutu, Notiti statistice asupra Moldaviei, Iasi, 1852.
  • George I.Lahovari, Marele dictionar geografic al României, 5 vol., Bucuresti, Edit.Socec, 1899.
  • Recensamintul general al populatiei Romaniei. 1930, vol.II, Bucuresti, "Monitorul Oficial", 1938
  • 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 visited September 20, 2000 and interviewed Sinciuc Domnica, Str. Brosteni 76, Falticeni, judet Suceava. [January 2003]

 

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