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US Commission No. ROCE-0064

The cemetery is in com. Racaciuni, Bacău judet, Moldavia region at 27°07' 46°26', 25 km from Bacău. Present town population is 5,000-25,000 with no Jews.

  • Local Authority: Mayor Ichim Gheorghe, Racaciuni, Bacău judet. Phone: 251212.
  • Religious Authority: The Jewish Community of Bacău, str. Alexandru cel Bun 16
  • 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.
  • Caretaker: Toma Constantin, com. Racaciuni, Bacău judet.

The 1899 Census registered 14 Jewish inhabitants. The 1930 Census registered 159 Jewish inhabitants. In November 1940, a pogrom occurred. This Jewish cemetery was established in the 19th century. The last known Jewish burial in cemetery was in 1939. The unlandmarked Conservative cemetery was 2 km from the congregation that used it.

The isolated rural (agricultural) flat land has no sign or marker. Reached by crossing private property, access is open to all. A continuous masonry wall and a gate that does not lock surround. The pre- and post-WWII size is 50 m X 40 m. No stones are visible. Vegetation overgrowth in the cemetery is not a problem. Water drainage is good all year. No special sections. Tombstones date from the end of 19th century through the 20th century. The limestone, sandstone, and other material are rough stones or boulders, flat shaped stones, and flat stones with carved relief decoration. Some have portraits on the stones. Inscriptions are in Hebrew.

The national Jewish community owns the cemetery property used for agricultural purposes. Adjacent properties are agricultural. Compared to 1939, the cemetery boundaries enclose the same area. Rarely, private visitors (Jewish or non-Jewish) stop.

The site was vandalized, possibly during World War II. The regular unpaid caretaker does annual clearing of vegetation. No structures. Security and weather erosion are moderate threat. Vegetation and vandalism are slight threats.

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 completed the survey on July 17, 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.
  • 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.
  • N. Sutu, Notiti statistice asupra Moldaviei, Iasi, 1852.
He visited July 15, 2000 and interviewed Toma Constantin and Toma Dumitru, com. Racaciuni, Bacău judet. [June 2002]
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