IVESTI: Galati County Print

 

The cemetery is located at Str. Eternitatii, Ivesti, judet Galati at 4541 2731, 110.6 miles NE of Bucharest and 85 km from Braila. Present town population is 25,000-100,000 with no Jews.

  • Local Authority: Mayor Petrescu Vasile, Str. Principala no. 211, Ivesti. Phone: 036/866004.
  • 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: Rusu Costache, Str. Principala, no. 1034, Ivesti

The Jewish population by census was 118 in 1899 and 507 in 1930. The cemetery was established in 19th century with last known burial: Morit Moise (December 1992.) The unlandmarked Orthodox cemetery is 2 km from the congregation that used it.

The suburban flat land, separate but near other cemeteries, has Jewish symbols on wall or gate mark the cemetery. Reached via private road, access is open with permission. A fence with a gate that locks surrounds the site. Approximate pre- and post-WWII size is 200 m x 180 m
100-500 stones are visible. 100-500 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 a seasonal problem preventing access. Water drainage is good all year.

Cannot determine if cemetery has/had special sections. The oldest known gravestone dates from 19th century. The 19th and 20th century marble, granite, limestone, sandstone, and "other" 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 and metal fences around graves. Some have portraits on stones and metal fences around graves.

The national Jewish community owns the property used for Jewish cemetery only. Adjacent properties are agricultural. Occasionally, private Jewish or non-Jewish visitors and local residents stop at the never vandalized cemetery. No maintenance. Current care is regular unpaid caretaker. Within the cemetery boundaries is a house. 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 17 19 May 2001 using the following documentation:

  • Recensamintul general al populatiei Romaniei, 1930, vol.II, publicat de
    Sabin Manuila, Bucuresti, 1938.
  • Izvoare si marturii referitoare la evreii din Romania, I-III/1-2, Bucuresti, 1986-1999.

Lucian Nastasă interviewed Email: Rusu Costache, Str. Principala, no. 1034, Ivesti on 12 May 2001. [January 2003]

Last Updated on Thursday, 10 April 2014 06:53