|NEGRESTI: (Vaslui judet)|
US Commission No. ROCE-0655: Map
The cemetery is located at str. Al.I.Cuza, no. 74, Negresti, Vaslui judet, Moldavia region at 46°51' 27°33', 6.30 km from Vaslui. Present town population is 5,000-25,000 with no Jews.
The 1899 Census registered 45 Jewish inhabitants. The 1930 Census registered 512 Jewish inhabitants. Prominent residents include Leiba Dascalu (19th century), Pincas and Matatia Iechezkiel-scholar rabbi. This Jewish cemetery was established in the 19th century. The last known Jewish burial in cemetery was in 1965 (Iancu Liberman). The unlandmarked Conservative cemetery is 2 km from the congregation that used it. Pungesti (Vaslui judet) end Rebricea (Vaslui judet) also used this cemetery.
The isolated suburban flat land has no sign or marker. Reached by turning directly off a public road, access is open with permission. A continuous masonry wall and a gate that locks surround the site. The pre- and post-WWII size is 100-m X 70 m. 500 - 5,000 gravestones are visible. 1 to 20 is not in original location. More than 75% are toppled or broken. Vegetation overgrowth and water drainage in the cemetery are not problems. Tombstones date from end the 19th through 20th centuries. Marble, granite, limestone, sandstone, and iron are rough stones or boulders, flat shaped stones, finely smoothed and inscribed stones, and flat stones with carved relief decoration, and sculpted tombstones with iron decorations or lettering, portraits on stones, and/or metal fences around graves. Inscriptions are in Hebrew, Yiddish, and Romanian.
The national Jewish community owns the property used for agricultural purposes. Adjacent properties are agricultural and residential. Compared to 1939, the cemetery boundaries enclose the same area. Occasionally, private visitors (Jewish or non-Jewish) stop.
He visited July 19, 2000 and interviewed Pavel V. Constantin, str. Al.I .Cuza 70, Negresti, Vaslui judet. July 19, 2000. [June 2002]
[UPDATE] Photos by Charles Burns [March 2016]
|Last Updated on Tuesday, 29 March 2016 00:53|