|PUIESTI: Vaslui judet|
US Commission No. ROCE-
United States Commission for the Preservation of America's Heritage Abroad 1101 15th Street, NW, Suite 1040, Washington D.C. 20005
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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.
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.
|Last Updated on Saturday, 24 January 2009 13:37|