Alternate names: Siret [Rom], Sereth [Ger], Seret [Yid סערעט, Pol, Ukr], Szeretvásár [Hun]. 47°57' N, 26°04' E, In NE Romania, 10 miles NE of Rădăuti, near the border with Ukraine..Jewish popuation: 3,014 (in 1890), 2,121 (in 1930).
Jewish merchants from Galicia settled beginning in the 16th century. Jewish popuation was half Jewish. 1912- 1918 saw a Jewish mayor and several on the City Council. Many Jews fled during World War l as Russians occupied twice during 1914 and 1916. Before World War l 10 prayer houses in the community, a Mikvah, tahara, cattle slaughterhouse and slaughterhouse for chickens were in the city. The community "Talmud Torah" had four classes..1941 deportation to the labor camps in Trasnistria. An elaborate Aron ha Kodesh and a memorial to the Holocaust victims can be seen in the only standing synagogue, the Great Temple of Siret at Str. Teiului 4). Probably the last Jew living in Siret passed away in 2000.
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