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Piatra Neamț, German: Kreuzburg an der Bistritz, Hungarian: Karácsonkő; פּיאַטרע Yiddish, Hebrew: פיאטרה נאמץ . (2010 population: 77,393) is the capital city of Neamţ County in the historical region of Moldavia of eastern Romania in the Eastern Carpathian mountains at 46°55' N, 26°20' E. One of the most picturesque cities in Romania, Piatra is also capital of the Nord-Est (North-East) development region composed of six Moldavian counties.

The Jews of Piatra Neamt. [July 2012]

Piatra Neamt in Pinkas Hakelhillot Romania.

 

 

Ehpes-Chernowitz [Mar 2014]

Jewish Bukovina. [Mar 2014]

Thousands of Jews settled here in the 17th century, fleeting Poland following the Chmielnicki Uprising in the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth. Several tombstones date from 1677. Before WWII, the Jewish community numbered close to 8,000. Piatra Neamt has two Jewish cemeteries. The old one (address: Str. Orhei 10) has 17th century tombstones and closed in 1860. The newer one is on Str. Petru Movila 4. Wooden Synagogue (Cathedral Synagogue) at Str. Dr. Dimitrie Ernici, was built in 1766 on the site of an earlier masonry synagogue. Cathedral Synagogue may have been Ba'al Shem Tov's site of worship for a short time. Great Synagogue (aka Leipziger Temple) at Str. pascaniDr. Dimitrie Ernici and next to the Wooden Synagogue was built in 1839 and reconstructed after a fire in 1904. The architecture is folk-style Moldovan synagogue style with an interior decorated with vivid frescoes with Holy Land themes. synagogue photos. [July 2012]

Piatra Neamt Jewish Community, Address: Str. Petru Rares 7, Tel: (233) 223.815. Yizkor.

PIATRA NEAMT I:: US Commission No. ROCE-0438
The cemetery is located str. Orhei 1, Piatra Neamt, Neamt judet, Moldavia region at 46°58' 26°22', 6. 55 km from Bacău. Present town population is over 100,000 with 0-100 Jews.

  • Local Authority: Mayor Florescu Petru, str. Stefan cel Mare no. 8, Piatra Neamt, jud. Neamt. Phone: 218991.
  • Religious Authority: The Jewish Community of Piatra Neamt, str. Petru Rares no. 7, Piatra Neamt. Phone: 223815
  • Regional 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, 6400- Iasi (Iasi judet), 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.
  • Keyholder: Solomon Aizic, the president of Jewish Community of Piatra Neamt.

The 1774 Census registered 14 Jewish inhabitants and that from 1852 registered 634 Jewish inhabitants. The 1930 Census registered 7406 Jewish inhabitants. Prominent residents include Iechiel Michel ben Iosef (18th century), Salom ben Zeev (17th century scholar rabbi, Iosef ben Daniel, biblical scholar and cabalist; and Iosef Kaufman (1860-1934), historian. This Jewish cemetery was established in the 17th century. Noteworthy individuals buried in the cemetery include Iechiel Michel ben Iosef (died 1776), Salom ben Zeev (died 1784), Haim ben Menachem (died 1806), Iosef ben Daniel (died 1841)-scholar rabbi. The last known Jewish burial in cemetery was in 19th century. Bicaz (Bacău judet) also used this unlandmarked Conservative cemetery.

The isolated urban hillside has no sign or marker. Reached by crossing other public property (through the yard of the town's hospital), access is entirely closed. A continuous masonry wall and a gate that locks surround.

The pre- and post-WWII size is 75 m X 60 m. 20 to 100 gravestones are visible. 1 to 20 are toppled or broken. 20 to 100 are not in original location. 25% - 50% are broken or toppled. Vegetation overgrowth and water drainage are seasonal problems, preventing access. Tombstones date from the 19th century. The limestone, sandstone, and other material tombstones are rough stones or boulders, flat shaped stones, finely smoothed and inscribed stones, and flat stones with carved relief decoration. Some have portraits on the stones. Inscriptions are in Hebrew.

The national Jewish community owns the property now is used for Jewish cemetery purposes only. Adjacent properties are residential, agricultural, and a hospital. The boundaries are smaller due to a housing development. Rarely, private visitors (Jewish or non-Jewish) stop. Local residents visit the site occasionally. No maintenance. No care by unpaid caretaker. No structures. Security, weather erosion, pollution, vegetation, and vandalism are moderate threats. Adjacent car parking is a serious threat.

This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it , Clinicilor str., no. 19, Cluj, Romania, tel. 064/190107 completed the survey on July 15, 2000 using the following documentation:
  • Leonida Colescu, Analiza rezultatelor recensamîntului general al populatiei Romaniei de la 1899, cu o prefată de Sabin Manuila, Bucuresti, Institutul de statistica, 1944.
  • I.M. Dinescu, Fiii neamului de la 1859 la 1915. Statistica sociala pe întelesul tuturora, Iasi, Institutul de Arte Grafice N.V.Stefaniu, 1920.
  • Pinkas Hakehillot, Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities Romania, I-II, Jerusalem, 1980.
  • D. Ivanescu, Populatia evreiască din orasele si tîrgurile Moldovei între 1774-1832 , în "Studia et acta historiae iudaeorum Romaniae", II, Bucuresti, Edit.Hasefer, 1997, p. 59-65.
  • Josef Kaufman, Cronica comunitatilor israelite din judetul Neamt, I-II, Piacariera tra Neamt, 1928- 1929
  • George I. Lahovari, Marele dictionar geografic al Romaniei, 5 vol., Bucuresti, Edit.Socec, 1899.
  • E. Schwarzfeld, Din istoria evreilor: împopularea, reîmpopularea si întemeierea tîrgurilor si tîrgusoarelor în Moldova, Bucuresti, 1894.
  • Sources and testimonies concerning the Jews in Romania, II/1-2, Bucharest, 1988-1990.
  • N. Sutu, Notiti statistice asupra Moldaviei, Iasi, 1852.
  • He visited July 15, 2000 and interviewed Andronic Vasile, str. Cîrlomanu 17, Piatra Neamt, Neamt judet; phone 233150. [June 2002]

    PIATRA NEAMT II: US Commission No. ROCE-0439 Map

    The cemetery is located at str. Petru Movila no. 73, Piatra Neamt, Neamt judet, Moldavia region at 46°58' 26°22'. 655 km from Bacău. See Piatra Neamt I for town details.

    • Caretaker with key: Andronic Vasile, str. Cîrlomanu 17, Piatra Neamt, Neamt judet; phone 233150

    Piatra Neamț, German: Kreuzburg an der Bistritz, Hungarian: Karácsonkő; פּיאַטרע Yiddish, Hebrew: פיאטרה נאמץ . (2010 population: 77,393) is the capital city of Neamţ County in the historical region of Moldavia of eastern Romania in the Eastern Carpathian mountains at 46°55' N, 26°20' E. One of the most picturesque cities in Romania, Piatra is also capital of the Nord-Est (North-East) development region composed of six Moldavian counties.

    The Jews of Piatra Neamt. [July 2012]

    Piatra Neamt in Pinkas Hakelhillot Romania.

     

     

    Ehpes-Chernowitz [Mar 2014]

    Jewish Bukovina. [Mar 2014]

    Thousands of Jews settled here in the 17th century, fleeting Poland following the Chmielnicki Uprising in the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth. Several tombstones date from 1677. Before WWII, the Jewish community numbered close to 8,000. Piatra Neamt has two Jewish cemeteries. The old one (address: Str. Orhei 10) has 17th century tombstones and closed in 1860. The newer one is on Str. Petru Movila 4. Wooden Synagogue (Cathedral Synagogue) at Str. Dr. Dimitrie Ernici, was built in 1766 on the site of an earlier masonry synagogue. Cathedral Synagogue may have been Ba'al Shem Tov's site of worship for a short time. Great Synagogue (aka Leipziger Temple) at Str. pascaniDr. Dimitrie Ernici and next to the Wooden Synagogue was built in 1839 and reconstructed after a fire in 1904. The architecture is folk-style Moldovan synagogue style with an interior decorated with vivid frescoes with Holy Land themes. synagogue photos. [July 2012]

    Piatra Neamt Jewish Community, Address: Str. Petru Rares 7, Tel: (233) 223.815. Yizkor.

    PIATRA NEAMT I:: US Commission No. ROCE-0438
    The cemetery is located str. Orhei 1, Piatra Neamt, Neamt judet, Moldavia region at 46°58' 26°22', 6. 55 km from Bacău. Present town population is over 100,000 with 0-100 Jews.

    • Local Authority: Mayor Florescu Petru, str. Stefan cel Mare no. 8, Piatra Neamt, jud. Neamt. Phone: 218991.
    • Religious Authority: The Jewish Community of Piatra Neamt, str. Petru Rares no. 7, Piatra Neamt. Phone: 223815
    • Regional 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, 6400- Iasi (Iasi judet), 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.
    • Keyholder: Solomon Aizic, the president of Jewish Community of Piatra Neamt.

    The 1774 Census registered 14 Jewish inhabitants and that from 1852 registered 634 Jewish inhabitants. The 1930 Census registered 7406 Jewish inhabitants. Prominent residents include Iechiel Michel ben Iosef (18th century), Salom ben Zeev (17th century scholar rabbi, Iosef ben Daniel, biblical scholar and cabalist; and Iosef Kaufman (1860-1934), historian. This Jewish cemetery was established in the 17th century. Noteworthy individuals buried in the cemetery include Iechiel Michel ben Iosef (died 1776), Salom ben Zeev (died 1784), Haim ben Menachem (died 1806), Iosef ben Daniel (died 1841)-scholar rabbi. The last known Jewish burial in cemetery was in 19th century. Bicaz (Bacău judet) also used this unlandmarked Conservative cemetery.

    The isolated urban hillside has no sign or marker. Reached by crossing other public property (through the yard of the town's hospital), access is entirely closed. A continuous masonry wall and a gate that locks surround.

    The pre- and post-WWII size is 75 m X 60 m. 20 to 100 gravestones are visible. 1 to 20 are toppled or broken. 20 to 100 are not in original location. 25% - 50% are broken or toppled. Vegetation overgrowth and water drainage are seasonal problems, preventing access. Tombstones date from the 19th century. The limestone, sandstone, and other material tombstones are rough stones or boulders, flat shaped stones, finely smoothed and inscribed stones, and flat stones with carved relief decoration. Some have portraits on the stones. Inscriptions are in Hebrew.

    The national Jewish community owns the property now is used for Jewish cemetery purposes only. Adjacent properties are residential, agricultural, and a hospital. The boundaries are smaller due to a housing development. Rarely, private visitors (Jewish or non-Jewish) stop. Local residents visit the site occasionally. No maintenance. No care by unpaid caretaker. No structures. Security, weather erosion, pollution, vegetation, and vandalism are moderate threats. Adjacent car parking is a serious threat.

    This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it , Clinicilor str., no. 19, Cluj, Romania, tel. 064/190107 completed the survey on July 15, 2000 using the following documentation:
  • Leonida Colescu, Analiza rezultatelor recensamîntului general al populatiei Romaniei de la 1899, cu o prefată de Sabin Manuila, Bucuresti, Institutul de statistica, 1944.
  • I.M. Dinescu, Fiii neamului de la 1859 la 1915. Statistica sociala pe întelesul tuturora, Iasi, Institutul de Arte Grafice N.V.Stefaniu, 1920.
  • Pinkas Hakehillot, Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities Romania, I-II, Jerusalem, 1980.
  • D. Ivanescu, Populatia evreiască din orasele si tîrgurile Moldovei între 1774-1832 , în "Studia et acta historiae iudaeorum Romaniae", II, Bucuresti, Edit.Hasefer, 1997, p. 59-65.
  • Josef Kaufman, Cronica comunitatilor israelite din judetul Neamt, I-II, Piacariera tra Neamt, 1928- 1929
  • George I. Lahovari, Marele dictionar geografic al Romaniei, 5 vol., Bucuresti, Edit.Socec, 1899.
  • E. Schwarzfeld, Din istoria evreilor: împopularea, reîmpopularea si întemeierea tîrgurilor si tîrgusoarelor în Moldova, Bucuresti, 1894.
  • Sources and testimonies concerning the Jews in Romania, II/1-2, Bucharest, 1988-1990.
  • N. Sutu, Notiti statistice asupra Moldaviei, Iasi, 1852.
  • He visited July 15, 2000 and interviewed Andronic Vasile, str. Cîrlomanu 17, Piatra Neamt, Neamt judet; phone 233150. [June 2002]

    PIATRA NEAMT II: US Commission No. ROCE-0439 Map

    The cemetery is located at str. Petru Movila no. 73, Piatra Neamt, Neamt judet, Moldavia region at 46°58' 26°22'. 655 km from Bacău. See Piatra Neamt I for town details.

    • Caretaker with key: Andronic Vasile, str. Cîrlomanu 17, Piatra Neamt, Neamt judet; phone 233150

    The 1774 Census registered 14 Jewish inhabitants and that from 1852 registered 634 Jewish inhabitants. The 1930 Census registered 7406 Jewish inhabitants. This Jewish cemetery was established in the 19th century. The last known Jewish burial in cemetery was in Jan. 2000. The Conservative cemetery . Bicaz (Neamt judet); Roznov (Neamt judet); and Girov (N

    Piatra Neamț, German: Kreuzburg an der Bistritz, Hungarian: Karácsonkő; פּיאַטרע Yiddish, Hebrew: פיאטרה נאמץ . (2010 population: 77,393) is the capital city of Neamţ County in the historical region of Moldavia of eastern Romania in the Eastern Carpathian mountains at 46°55' N, 26°20' E. One of the most picturesque cities in Romania, Piatra is also capital of the Nord-Est (North-East) development region composed of six Moldavian counties.

    The Jews of Piatra Neamt. [July 2012]

    Piatra Neamt in Pinkas Hakelhillot Romania.

     

     

    Ehpes-Chernowitz [Mar 2014]

    Jewish Bukovina. [Mar 2014]

    Thousands of Jews settled here in the 17th century, fleeting Poland following the Chmielnicki Uprising in the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth. Several tombstones date from 1677. Before WWII, the Jewish community numbered close to 8,000. Piatra Neamt has two Jewish cemeteries. The old one (address: Str. Orhei 10) has 17th century tombstones and closed in 1860. The newer one is on Str. Petru Movila 4. Wooden Synagogue (Cathedral Synagogue) at Str. Dr. Dimitrie Ernici, was built in 1766 on the site of an earlier masonry synagogue. Cathedral Synagogue may have been Ba'al Shem Tov's site of worship for a short time. Great Synagogue (aka Leipziger Temple) at Str. pascaniDr. Dimitrie Ernici and next to the Wooden Synagogue was built in 1839 and reconstructed after a fire in 1904. The architecture is folk-style Moldovan synagogue style with an interior decorated with vivid frescoes with Holy Land themes. synagogue photos. [July 2012]

    Piatra Neamt Jewish Community, Address: Str. Petru Rares 7, Tel: (233) 223.815. Yizkor.

    PIATRA NEAMT I:: US Commission No. ROCE-0438
    The cemetery is located str. Orhei 1, Piatra Neamt, Neamt judet, Moldavia region at 46°58' 26°22', 6. 55 km from Bacău. Present town population is over 100,000 with 0-100 Jews.

    • Local Authority: Mayor Florescu Petru, str. Stefan cel Mare no. 8, Piatra Neamt, jud. Neamt. Phone: 218991.
    • Religious Authority: The Jewish Community of Piatra Neamt, str. Petru Rares no. 7, Piatra Neamt. Phone: 223815
    • Regional 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, 6400- Iasi (Iasi judet), 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.
    • Keyholder: Solomon Aizic, the president of Jewish Community of Piatra Neamt.

    The 1774 Census registered 14 Jewish inhabitants and that from 1852 registered 634 Jewish inhabitants. The 1930 Census registered 7406 Jewish inhabitants. Prominent residents include Iechiel Michel ben Iosef (18th century), Salom ben Zeev (17th century scholar rabbi, Iosef ben Daniel, biblical scholar and cabalist; and Iosef Kaufman (1860-1934), historian. This Jewish cemetery was established in the 17th century. Noteworthy individuals buried in the cemetery include Iechiel Michel ben Iosef (died 1776), Salom ben Zeev (died 1784), Haim ben Menachem (died 1806), Iosef ben Daniel (died 1841)-scholar rabbi. The last known Jewish burial in cemetery was in 19th century. Bicaz (Bacău judet) also used this unlandmarked Conservative cemetery.

    The isolated urban hillside has no sign or marker. Reached by crossing other public property (through the yard of the town's hospital), access is entirely closed. A continuous masonry wall and a gate that locks surround.

    The pre- and post-WWII size is 75 m X 60 m. 20 to 100 gravestones are visible. 1 to 20 are toppled or broken. 20 to 100 are not in original location. 25% - 50% are broken or toppled. Vegetation overgrowth and water drainage are seasonal problems, preventing access. Tombstones date from the 19th century. The limestone, sandstone, and other material tombstones are rough stones or boulders, flat shaped stones, finely smoothed and inscribed stones, and flat stones with carved relief decoration. Some have portraits on the stones. Inscriptions are in Hebrew.

    The national Jewish community owns the property now is used for Jewish cemetery purposes only. Adjacent properties are residential, agricultural, and a hospital. The boundaries are smaller due to a housing development. Rarely, private visitors (Jewish or non-Jewish) stop. Local residents visit the site occasionally. No maintenance. No care by unpaid caretaker. No structures. Security, weather erosion, pollution, vegetation, and vandalism are moderate threats. Adjacent car parking is a serious threat.

    , Clinicilor str., no. 19, Cluj, Romania, tel. 064/190107 completed the survey on July 15, 2000 using the following documentation:
  • Leonida Colescu, Analiza rezultatelor recensamîntului general al populatiei Romaniei de la 1899, cu o prefată de Sabin Manuila, Bucuresti, Institutul de statistica, 1944.
  • I.M. Dinescu, Fiii neamului de la 1859 la 1915. Statistica sociala pe întelesul tuturora, Iasi, Institutul de Arte Grafice N.V.Stefaniu, 1920.
  • Pinkas Hakehillot, Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities Romania, I-II, Jerusalem, 1980.
  • D. Ivanescu, Populatia evreiască din orasele si tîrgurile Moldovei între 1774-1832 , în "Studia et acta historiae iudaeorum Romaniae", II, Bucuresti, Edit.Hasefer, 1997, p. 59-65.
  • Josef Kaufman, Cronica comunitatilor israelite din judetul Neamt, I-II, Piacariera tra Neamt, 1928- 1929
  • George I. Lahovari, Marele dictionar geografic al Romaniei, 5 vol., Bucuresti, Edit.Socec, 1899.
  • E. Schwarzfeld, Din istoria evreilor: împopularea, reîmpopularea si întemeierea tîrgurilor si tîrgusoarelor în Moldova, Bucuresti, 1894.
  • Sources and testimonies concerning the Jews in Romania, II/1-2, Bucharest, 1988-1990.
  • N. Sutu, Notiti statistice asupra Moldaviei, Iasi, 1852.
  • He visited July 15, 2000 and interviewed Andronic Vasile, str. Cîrlomanu 17, Piatra Neamt, Neamt judet; phone 233150. [June 2002]

    PIATRA NEAMT II: US Commission No. ROCE-0439 Map

    The cemetery is located at str. Petru Movila no. 73, Piatra Neamt, Neamt judet, Moldavia region at 46°58' 26°22'. 655 km from Bacău. See Piatra Neamt I for town details.

    • Caretaker with key: Andronic Vasile, str. Cîrlomanu 17, Piatra Neamt, Neamt judet; phone 233150

    The 1774 Census registered 14 Jewish inhabitants and that from 1852 registered 634 Jewish inhabitants. The 1930 Census registered 7406 Jewish inhabitants. This Jewish cemetery was established in the 19th century. The last known Jewish burial in cemetery was in Jan. 2000. The Conservative cemetery . Bicaz (Neamt judet); Roznov (Neamt judet); and Girov (Neamt judet) also used this landmarked cemetery, 1.5 km from the congregation that used it.

    The isolated urban flat land has no sign, but has Jewish symbols on gate or wall. 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 420-m X 250 m. 500 - 5,000 gravestones are visible in the cemetery. 1 to 20 are not in original location. More than 75% are toppled or broken. Vegetation overgrowth is a seasonal problem, preventing access. Water drainage is good all year.

    The cemetery has special sections for unmarried men, Cohanim, and children. The gravestones date from 1892 through the 20th century. Marble, granite, limestone, sandstone, and other material rough stones or boulders, flat shaped stones, finely smoothed and inscribed stones, and flat stones with carved relief decoration, double tombstones, sculpted tombstones, and multistone monuments. Inscriptions are in Hebrew, Yiddish, German, and Romanian. A monument to Jewish soldiers exists.

    The national Jewish community owns the property now is used for Jewish cemetery purposes only. Adjacent properties are agricultural and residential. Compared to 1939, the cemetery boundaries enclose the same area. Frequently, private visitors (Jewish or non-Jewish) and local residents stop. Care of the never vandalized cemetery includes cleaning of stones and fixing of fence and gate by regional/national authorities in 1998 and 2000. The Jewish Congregation of Piatra Neamt pays the regular caretaker. The preburial house has a tahara (table), a catafalque, and wall inscriptions. Security, pollution, and weather erosion are slight threats. Vegetation is a moderate threat.

    Lucian Nastasa, 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 '; document.write( '' ); document.write( addy_text87963 ); document.write( '<\/a>' ); //--> This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it completed the survey on July 18, 2000 using the following documentation:

    • Leonida Colescu, Analiza rezultatelor recensamîntului general al populatiei Romaniei de la 1899, cu o prefată de Sabin Manuila, Bucuresti, Institutul de statistica, 1944.
    • I.M. Dinescu, Fiii neamului de la 1859 la 1915. Statistica sociala pe întelesul tuturora, Iasi, Institutul de Arte Grafice N.V.Stefaniu, 1920.
    • Pinkas Hakehillot, Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities Romania, I-II, Jerusalem, 1980.
    • D. Ivanescu, Populatia evreiască din orasele si tîrgurile Moldovei între 1774-1832 , în "Studia et acta historiae iudaeorum Romaniae", II, Bucuresti, Edit.Hasefer, 1997, p. 59-65.
    • Josef Kaufman, Cronica comunitatilor israelite din judetul Neamt, I-II, Piatra Neamt, 1928- 1929
    • George I. Lahovari, Marele dictionar geografic al Romaniei, 5 vol., Bucuresti, Edit.Socec, 1899.
    • E. Schwarzfeld, Din istoria evreilor: împopularea, reîmpopularea si întemeierea tîrgurilor si tîrgusoarelor în Moldova, Bucuresti, 1894.
    • Sources and testimonies concerning the Jews in Romania, II/1-2, Bucharest, 1988-1990.
    • N. Sutu, Notiti statistice asupra Moldaviei, Iasi, 1852.

    He visited July 15, 2000 and interviewed Andronic Vasile, str. Cîrlomanu 17, Piatra Neamt, Neamt judet; phone 233150. [June 2002]

    PIATRA NEAMT II:   Map
    BOOK: abandoned sites Jewish Heritage Travel: A Guide to East-Central Europe by Ruth Ellen Gruber- New York: John Wiley & Sons, Inc., 1992. - 201, 220-221

    Alternate names: Piatra Veauitz/Piatra. Located at 46°55' 26°20' in Neamt County, Moldavia region.
    Cemetery located on western outskirts of the city, large and impressive in good condition and maintained by the city's tiny Jewish community. 10 pictures in book. Source: 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
    There are two different cemeteries. I did not visit the old cemetery in an entirely location of town than the newer cemetery--near the hospital. According to Ruth Gruber, the older cemetery contains stones dating back a few hundred years. Source: Rick Bercuvitz: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it [?1998?]

    The new cemetery is located on the western outskirts of town, on the road leading to Bicaz. The Jewish community is in possession of an incomplete burial register dating back to the 1890s. The cemetery is always unlocked. The on-site caretaker is a drunk not particularly skilled at finding graves and cannot read Hebrew. The earliest graves date from the early 1870s. The very large and in very good condition cemetery is overgrown with thistles and brambles by late summer. Some of the approximately 5,000 stones contain photos. The oldest stones (1870s) are located immediately to the left of the main building. Men and women were buried in separate rows. Burials through the 1910s were in sequential rows toward the East. Newer graves are interspersed in available spaces and surround the edges of the older core. Source: Rick Bercuvitz: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

    Piatra Neamt (sometimes called just Piatra) had a population of 26,303 in 1948. It was also in Bacău province and located on the Bistrita River, 175 miles north of Bucharest. It was noted for many different types of manufacturing and was a departure point to various historic monasteries. Source: 1962 Columbia-Lippincott Gazetteer [December 2000]

     

    Photos courtesy This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it [July 2012]

    Lower Cemetery, in use

    Upper Cemetery, in use

    Behind hospital, no longer in use

     

     

    eamt judet) also used this landmarked cemetery, 1.5 km from the congregation that used it.

    The isolated urban flat land has no sign, but has Jewish symbols on gate or wall. 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 420-m X 250 m. 500 - 5,000 gravestones are visible in the cemetery. 1 to 20 are not in original location. More than 75% are toppled or broken. Vegetation overgrowth is a seasonal problem, preventing access. Water drainage is good all year.

    The cemetery has special sections for unmarried men, Cohanim, and children. The gravestones date from 1892 through the 20th century. Marble, granite, limestone, sandstone, and other material rough stones or boulders, flat shaped stones, finely smoothed and inscribed stones, and flat stones with carved relief decoration, double tombstones, sculpted tombstones, and multistone monuments. Inscriptions are in Hebrew, Yiddish, German, and Romanian. A monument to Jewish soldiers exists.

    The national Jewish community owns the property now is used for Jewish cemetery purposes only. Adjacent properties are agricultural and residential. Compared to 1939, the cemetery boundaries enclose the same area. Frequently, private visitors (Jewish or non-Jewish) and local residents stop. Care of the never vandalized cemetery includes cleaning of stones and fixing of fence and gate by regional/national authorities in 1998 and 2000. The Jewish Congregation of Piatra Neamt pays the regular caretaker. The preburial house has a tahara (table), a catafalque, and wall inscriptions. Security, pollution, and weather erosion are slight threats. Vegetation is a moderate threat.

    Lucian Nastasa, Clinicilor str., no. 19, Cluj, Romania, tel. 064/190107. Email: nastasalucian@hotmail.com completed the survey on July 18, 2000 using the following documentation:

    • Leonida Colescu, Analiza rezultatelor recensamîntului general al populatiei Romaniei de la 1899, cu o prefată de Sabin Manuila, Bucuresti, Institutul de statistica, 1944.
    • I.M. Dinescu, Fiii neamului de la 1859 la 1915. Statistica sociala pe întelesul tuturora, Iasi, Institutul de Arte Grafice N.V.Stefaniu, 1920.
    • Pinkas Hakehillot, Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities Romania, I-II, Jerusalem, 1980.
    • D. Ivanescu, Populatia evreiască din orasele si tîrgurile Moldovei între 1774-1832 , în "Studia et acta historiae iudaeorum Romaniae", II, Bucuresti, Edit.Hasefer, 1997, p. 59-65.
    • Josef Kaufman, Cronica comunitatilor israelite din judetul Neamt, I-II, Piatra Neamt, 1928- 1929
    • George I. Lahovari, Marele dictionar geografic al Romaniei, 5 vol., Bucuresti, Edit.Socec, 1899.
    • E. Schwarzfeld, Din istoria evreilor: împopularea, reîmpopularea si întemeierea tîrgurilor si tîrgusoarelor în Moldova, Bucuresti, 1894.
    • Sources and testimonies concerning the Jews in Romania, II/1-2, Bucharest, 1988-1990.
    • N. Sutu, Notiti statistice asupra Moldaviei, Iasi, 1852.

    He visited July 15, 2000 and interviewed Andronic Vasile, str. Cîrlomanu 17, Piatra Neamt, Neamt judet; phone 233150. [June 2002]

    PIATRA NEAMT II:   Map
    BOOK: abandoned sites Jewish Heritage Travel: A Guide to East-Central Europe by Ruth Ellen Gruber- New York: John Wiley & Sons, Inc., 1992. - 201, 220-221

    Alternate names: Piatra Veauitz/Piatra. Located at 46°55' 26°20' in Neamt County, Moldavia region.
    Cemetery located on western outskirts of the city, large and impressive in good condition and maintained by the city's tiny Jewish community. 10 pictures in book. Source: Saros Laszlo and Vali Dezso. Tanu ez a kohalom ; (This Cairn is Witness Today). ISBN 963 7476 172.Bruce Kahn bkahn@servtech.com
    There are two different cemeteries. I did not visit the old cemetery in an entirely location of town than the newer cemetery--near the hospital. According to Ruth Gruber, the older cemetery contains stones dating back a few hundred years. Source: Rick Bercuvitz: bercuvit@management.mcgill.ca [?1998?]

    The new cemetery is located on the western outskirts of town, on the road leading to Bicaz. The Jewish community is in possession of an incomplete burial register dating back to the 1890s. The cemetery is always unlocked. The on-site caretaker is a drunk not particularly skilled at finding graves and cannot read Hebrew. The earliest graves date from the early 1870s. The very large and in very good condition cemetery is overgrown with thistles and brambles by late summer. Some of the approximately 5,000 stones contain photos. The oldest stones (1870s) are located immediately to the left of the main building. Men and women were buried in separate rows. Burials through the 1910s were in sequential rows toward the East. Newer graves are interspersed in available spaces and surround the edges of the older core. Source: Rick Bercuvitz: bercuvit@management.mcgill.ca

    Piatra Neamt (sometimes called just Piatra) had a population of 26,303 in 1948. It was also in Bacău province and located on the Bistrita River, 175 miles north of Bucharest. It was noted for many different types of manufacturing and was a departure point to various historic monasteries. Source: 1962 Columbia-Lippincott Gazetteer [December 2000]

     

    Photos courtesy Merle Kastner [July 2012]

    Lower Cemetery, in use

    Upper Cemetery, in use

    Behind hospital, no longer in use

     

     

    The 1774 Census registered 14 Jewish inhabitants and that from 1852 registered 634 Jewish inhabitants. The 1930 Census registered 7406 Jewish inhabitants. This Jewish cemetery was established in the 19th century. The last known Jewish burial in cemetery was in Jan. 2000. The Conservative cemetery . Bicaz (Neamt judet); Roznov (Neamt judet); and Girov (Neamt judet) also used this landmarked cemetery, 1.5 km from the congregation that used it.

    The isolated urban flat land has no sign, but has Jewish symbols on gate or wall. 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 420-m X 250 m. 500 - 5,000 gravestones are visible in the cemetery. 1 to 20 are not in original location. More than 75% are toppled or broken. Vegetation overgrowth is a seasonal problem, preventing access. Water drainage is good all year.

    The cemetery has special sections for unmarried men, Cohanim, and children. The gravestones date from 1892 through the 20th century. Marble, granite, limestone, sandstone, and other material rough stones or boulders, flat shaped stones, finely smoothed and inscribed stones, and flat stones with carved relief decoration, double tombstones, sculpted tombstones, and multistone monuments. Inscriptions are in Hebrew, Yiddish, German, and Romanian. A monument to Jewish soldiers exists.

    The national Jewish community owns the property now is used for Jewish cemetery purposes only. Adjacent properties are agricultural and residential. Compared to 1939, the cemetery boundaries enclose the same area. Frequently, private visitors (Jewish or non-Jewish) and local residents stop. Care of the never vandalized cemetery includes cleaning of stones and fixing of fence and gate by regional/national authorities in 1998 and 2000. The Jewish Congregation of Piatra Neamt pays the regular caretaker. The preburial house has a tahara (table), a catafalque, and wall inscriptions. Security, pollution, and weather erosion are slight threats. Vegetation is a moderate threat.

    Lucian Nastasa, Clinicilor str., no. 19, Cluj, Romania, tel. 064/190107. Email: nastasalucian@hotmail.com completed the survey on July 18, 2000 using the following documentation:

    • Leonida Colescu, Analiza rezultatelor recensamîntului general al populatiei Romaniei de la 1899, cu o prefată de Sabin Manuila, Bucuresti, Institutul de statistica, 1944.
    • I.M. Dinescu, Fiii neamului de la 1859 la 1915. Statistica sociala pe întelesul tuturora, Iasi, Institutul de Arte Grafice N.V.Stefaniu, 1920.
    • Pinkas Hakehillot, Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities Romania, I-II, Jerusalem, 1980.
    • D. Ivanescu, Populatia evreiască din orasele si tîrgurile Moldovei între 1774-1832 , în "Studia et acta historiae iudaeorum Romaniae", II, Bucuresti, Edit.Hasefer, 1997, p. 59-65.
    • Josef Kaufman, Cronica comunitatilor israelite din judetul Neamt, I-II, Piatra Neamt, 1928- 1929
    • George I. Lahovari, Marele dictionar geografic al Romaniei, 5 vol., Bucuresti, Edit.Socec, 1899.
    • E. Schwarzfeld, Din istoria evreilor: împopularea, reîmpopularea si întemeierea tîrgurilor si tîrgusoarelor în Moldova, Bucuresti, 1894.
    • Sources and testimonies concerning the Jews in Romania, II/1-2, Bucharest, 1988-1990.
    • N. Sutu, Notiti statistice asupra Moldaviei, Iasi, 1852.

    He visited July 15, 2000 and interviewed Andronic Vasile, str. Cîrlomanu 17, Piatra Neamt, Neamt judet; phone 233150. [June 2002]

    PIATRA NEAMT II:   Map
    BOOK: abandoned sites Jewish Heritage Travel: A Guide to East-Central Europe by Ruth Ellen Gruber- New York: John Wiley & Sons, Inc., 1992. - 201, 220-221

    Alternate names: Piatra Veauitz/Piatra. Located at 46°55' 26°20' in Neamt County, Moldavia region.
    Cemetery located on western outskirts of the city, large and impressive in good condition and maintained by the city's tiny Jewish community. 10 pictures in book. Source: Saros Laszlo and Vali Dezso. Tanu ez a kohalom ; (This Cairn is Witness Today). ISBN 963 7476 172.Bruce Kahn bkahn@servtech.com
    There are two different cemeteries. I did not visit the old cemetery in an entirely location of town than the newer cemetery--near the hospital. According to Ruth Gruber, the older cemetery contains stones dating back a few hundred years. Source: Rick Bercuvitz: bercuvit@management.mcgill.ca [?1998?]

    The new cemetery is located on the western outskirts of town, on the road leading to Bicaz. The Jewish community is in possession of an incomplete burial register dating back to the 1890s. The cemetery is always unlocked. The on-site caretaker is a drunk not particularly skilled at finding graves and cannot read Hebrew. The earliest graves date from the early 1870s. The very large and in very good condition cemetery is overgrown with thistles and brambles by late summer. Some of the approximately 5,000 stones contain photos. The oldest stones (1870s) are located immediately to the left of the main building. Men and women were buried in separate rows. Burials through the 1910s were in sequential rows toward the East. Newer graves are interspersed in available spaces and surround the edges of the older core. Source: Rick Bercuvitz: bercuvit@management.mcgill.ca

    Piatra Neamt (sometimes called just Piatra) had a population of 26,303 in 1948. It was also in Bacău province and located on the Bistrita River, 175 miles north of Bucharest. It was noted for many different types of manufacturing and was a departure point to various historic monasteries. Source: 1962 Columbia-Lippincott Gazetteer [December 2000]

     

    Photos courtesy Merle Kastner [July 2012]

    Lower Cemetery, in use

    Upper Cemetery, in use

    Behind hospital, no longer in use

     

     

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