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PUIESTI (judet Vaslui)

The cemetery is located in Puiesti, judet Vaslui, 4625 2730, 152.8 miles NNE of Bucharest and 35 km. from Barlad. Present town population is 5,000-25,000 with no Jews.

  • Mayor Duca Ion, com. Puiesti, judet Vaslui.
  • The Jewish Community of Barlad, Str. Sfintu Ilie no. 2, Barlad, judet Vaslui, phone: 412001.
  • The Federation of the Jewish Communities of Romania, Sfintu Vineri street, no. 9-11, sect. 3, Bucharest, Romania
  • A.D. Xenopol" Institute of History, Lascar Catargi Street, no. 15, 6600- Iasi Judet Iasi, Moldavia , 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: Sain Ion, com. Puiesti, judet Vaslui

The Jewish population by 1899 census was 17 and in 1930 was 185. In 1941, the Jews were deported to Transnistria. The cemetery was established at the end of the 19th century. Last known burial was approximately 1940. The unlandmarked Orthodox cemetery is 800 m. from the congregation that used it. The isolated rural/agricultural hillside has no sign or marker. Reached via other public property, a school's yard, access is open to all. No wall, fence, or gate.

Approximate pre- and post-WWII size is 80 X 120 m. 20-100 stones are visible. 1-20 stones are not in original location. 50%-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 and disturbing grave, and a constant problem disturbing and damaging stones. 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 granite, limestone, and sandstone have Hebrew inscriptions. Some have traces of painting on their surfaces, iron decorations or letting, bronze decorations or lettering, and other metallic elements. Some have portraits on stones.

The national Jewish community owns the property used for an orchard. Adjacent properties are agricultural and a school. Rarely, local residents stop. The never vandalized cemetery has 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 serious moderate.

Lucian Nastasă, Clinicilor Street, 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 16, 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, Ierusalim, 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 interviewed Sain Ion, com. Puiesti, judet Vaslui on September 24, 2000. [January 2003]
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