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RADUCANENI: Judet Iasi, Moldavia region [Bohotin, Isaiia, Răducăneni and Roşu] PDF Print E-mail

Alternate names: Răducăneni, ראדוקאנן [Yid]. 46°57' N, 27°56' E in Iasi judet, 22 miles SE of Iaşi (Yash), 19 miles NNW Huşi (Khush), 6 mi NW of Covasna, near the border with Moldova. . map. Pinkas HaKehilot, Romania, Vol. 1 (1969), p. 240: "Raducaneni". Jewish population: 1,190 (1899), 656 (1930). Previously located in the County of Fǎlciu in Moldavia. 1930 population of Fălciu County was 115,055, of which 3.1% were Jews. composed of four villages: Bohotin, Isaiia, Răducăneni and Roşu.

Restoration of the Jewish Cemetery: In May 2011 This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it from Ra'anana Israel initiated the restoration of the neglected Jewish cemetery in Raducaneni. See cemetery page of the Raducaneni website:  Six local workers were engaged. The trees and vegetation were cleared. Moss was removed from a large number of gravestones. Several hundred photos were taken of the monuments. A multilingual signboard was fixed to the gates of the cemetery. To continue this project in September 2011, further local workers will be needed to clear more vegetation and to raise fallen monuments. Volunteers then can continue with recording inscriptions. [July 2011] Updated information. [October 2014]

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RADUCANENI I: US Commission No. ROCE-0315 - Judet Iasi, Moldavia
The cemetery is located at Raducaneni, judet Iasi, Romania, 4657 2756, 195.0 miles NNE of Bucharest and 42 km from Iasi. Present town population is 5,000-25,000 with no Jews.

  • Mayor Botezatu Nicolae, Raducaneni. Phone: 2.
  • The Jewish Community of Iasi, Str. Elena Doamna 15, Iasi-6600, judet Iasi. Phone: 113711; 114414
  • 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, 6400- Iasi Judet Iasi, Moldavia , Romania. Tel. 032/212614; This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . Director: Alexandru Zub.
  • Caretaker and key holder: Teodoru Vasile, com. Raducaneni no. 212/A, judet Iasi

36 Jewish families founded the first Jewish Community in 1846. The Jewish population by census was 343 in 1899 and 412 in 1930. The cemetery was established in 20th century. Last known burial was Moise Malca on April 16, 1983. The unlandmarked Orthodox cemetery is 4 km from the congregation that used it.

The isolated rural/agricultural hill has no sign or marker. Reached via private property,
access is open with permission. A fence with a gate that locks surrounds the site. Approximate pre- and post-WWII size is 800 x 350 m. 100-500 stones are visible. 100-500 are in original location. 1-20 stones are not in original location. More than 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. Water drainage is good all year.

The oldest known gravestone dates from 1901. The 20th century marble, granite, limestone, sandstone, and slate gravestones have Hebrew and Romanian 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 local Jewish community owns the property used for an orchard. Adjacent properties are agricultural. Rarely,
private Jewish or non-Jewish visitors and local residents stop at the never vandalized cemetery. No maintenance. Current care is occasional clearing or cleaning by unpaid individuals. No structures. Weather erosion and vegetation are moderate threats.

Lucian Nastasă, Clinicilor Street, no. 19, Cluj, Romania, tel. 064/190107. This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . He visited the site and completed the survey on 17 January 2001.

  • E. Schwarzfeld, Din istoria evreilor: împopularea, reîmpopularea si
    întemeierea tîrgurilor si tîrgusoarelor în Moldova
    , Bucuresti, 1894.
  • N.Sutu, Notiti statistice asupra Moldaviei, Iasi, 1852.
  • George I.Lahovari, Marele dictionar geografic al României, 5 vol.,
    Bucuresti, Edit.Socec, 1899.
  • 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
  • Alex Mihai Stoenescu, Armata, maresalul si evreii, Bucuresti, 1998.

Lucian Nastasă interviewed Teodoru Vasile, com. Raducaneni no. 212/A, judet Iasi on 11 January 2001. [January 2003]

 

RADUCANENI II: US Commission No. ROCE-0316 - Judet Iasi, Moldavia

See RADUCANENI I for town information.

  • Caretaker and key holder: Balint Ioan, com. Raducaneni 161, judet Iasi

36 Jewish families founded the first Jewish Community in 1846. The Jewish population by census was 343 in 1899 and 412 in 1930. The isolated and unlandmarked Orthodox hillside The cemetery was established in 19th century. Last known burial was end of the 19th century. The cemetery is 4 km from the congregation that used it and has no sign or marker. Reached via private road, access is open to all with no wall, fence, or gate.

Approximate pre- and post-WWII size is 150 x 80 m. 20-100 stones are visible. 20-100 stones are in original location. 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 constant problem disturbing stones. Water drainage is good all year.

The oldest known gravestone dates from 19th century. Tombstones date from the 19th century. The limestone, sandstone, marble and granite tombstones have Hebrew and Romanian inscriptions. Some have portraits on stones. The local Jewish community owns the property used for Jewish cemetery only. Adjacent properties are agricultural. Rarely, local residents stop at the never vandalized cemetery with no care or maintenance by the unpaid caretaker. No structures. Weather erosion is a moderate threat. Vegetation is a very serious threat.

Lucian Nastasă, Clinicilor Street, no. 19, Cluj, Romania, tel. 064/190107. This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it , He visited the site and completed the survey on 17 January 2001.

  • E. Schwarzfeld, Din istoria evreilor: împopularea, reîmpopularea si
    întemeierea tîrgurilor si tîrgusoarelor în Moldova
    , Bucuresti, 1894.
  • N.Sutu, Notiti statistice asupra Moldaviei, Iasi, 1852.
  • George I.Lahovari, Marele dictionar geografic al României, 5 vol.,
    Bucuresti, Edit.Socec, 1899.
  • 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 Balint Ioan, com. Raducaneni 161, judet Iasi on 11 January 2001. [January 2003]

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