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Alternate names are Cetatea-Sucevii/Suceava/Suczawa/Shutz/Suchava/Suczawa/Sutchava. at 47°38' 26°15' in Suceava judet. Current [1997] Jewish population: about 100.

SUCEAVA JEWISH COMMUNITY (COMUNITATEA EVREILOR DIN SUCEAVA) Address: Str. Armeneasca 8 Telephone: (230) 213.084

  • Person to contact about grave locations: possibly Dr. Bernard Greenberg of the Suceava Jewish Community. Burdejen also used this Orthodox cemetery. Names noted in the cemetery: Kolber, Hopmeier, and Brecher. The cemetery is located on a hillside with a sign in English?, Hebrew?, Romanian?. The local Jewish community probably owns the large and hilly cemetery. Vegetation is a seasonal problem preventing access. Dr. Naomi Paltiel Lowi, 4858 Cote d. Neiges #807C, Montreal, Canada H3V1G8, tel. 514/735-5729 visited the site on 22 Jul 1997. She interviewed Dr. Bernard Greenberg in Suceava. [27 Jul 1997]
  • abandoned sites Gruber, Ruth Ellen. Jewish Heritage Travel: A Guide to East-Central Europe New York: John Wiley & Sons, Inc., 1992. - pg. 201, 228-229
  • history.  [October 2000]
  • Historical summary. May [2001]
  • personally visited my mother's family in Suceava. They still have a very active Jewish Community with detailed information about the cemeteries. I saw the records. They have all the names of the people buried. Source: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it , 406 Arkansas, San Francisco Ca 94107; phone: 414-826-1977;
  • One of the earliest sites of Jewish settlement, since the beginning of the 16th century. About 18 synagogues and small Hasidic prayer rooms were in use before World War II with most demolished during the 1950s' communist ‘urban renewal'. Only one synagogue remains, beautifully preserved, along with two Jewish cemeteries.

Gah Synagogue: Address: Str. Dimitrie Onciul 7. Richly decorated on the interior with symbolic representations of the Tribes of Israel and views of Jerusalem, this is the only remaining synagogue still in use.Suceava Jewish Community:  (Comunitatea Evreilor din Suceava) Address: Str. Armeneasca 8 Telephone: (230) 213.084

 

  1. The Book of Suceava Jews. Benzion Fuchs, Simcha Weissbuch, editors [Mar 2014]
  2. YIVO Encyclopedia.[Mar 2014]

 

CEMETERIES:

Impressive tombs from the late 19th and early 20th centuries can be seen in the newer Jewish Cemetery (located at Str. Parcului 6). The Old Jewish Cemetery (located on Str. Stefan Tomsa) with its elaborately carved tombs bearing traditional Jewish symbols, dates back to the 16th century, making it one of the oldest in Moldavia.

photos and photos..[Mar 2014]

US Commission No. ROCE-0617 -

  • The new cemetery is located at Str. Stefan Tomsa, no. 18, Suceava, judet Suceava, 221.1 miles N of Bucharest and 170 km from Iasi. Current town population is over 100,000 with 10-100 Jews. [NOTE: Cemetery: Str. Parcului 6 with gravestones from the 19th and early 20th centuries may be the cemetery listed below at Str. Stefan Tomsa 18. [Mar 2014]]
  • Mayor Petrescu Constantin, Str. 22 Decembrie no. 5, Suceava. Phone: 030/251046
  • The Jewish Community of Suceava, Str. Armeneasca no. 3, Suceava. Phone: 030/213084
  • 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; e-mail: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
  • Key holder and caretaker: Vasilache Elena, Str. Stefan Tomsa no. 18, Suceava
  • The 1774 Jewish population by census was 105 Jewish families, from 1883 census was 1467 Jews and in 1930 was 3522. The unlandmarked Orthodox cemetery was established in 19th century. Last known burial was 20th century. The cemetery is 1 km from the congregation that used it.
  • The isolated urban hillside has no sign or marker. Reached by a public road, access is open with permission. A masonry wall and fence with a gate that locks surround the site. Approximate pre- and post-WWII size is 300 x 120 m. 500-5000 stones are visible. 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 constant problem preventing access. Water drainage is good all year.
  • The oldest known gravestone dates from 19th century. The 19th and 20th century marble, limestone, sandstone, and slate gravestones have Hebrew, Yiddish, and German inscriptions. Some have traces of painting on their surfaces, iron decorations or letting, bronze decorations or lettering, and other metallic elements. The local Jewish community owns the property used for Jewish cemetery only. Adjacent properties are commercial or industrial and recreational and residential. Occasionally, private Jewish or non-Jewish visitors and local residents stop at the never vandalized cemetery. No maintenance. No care now. No structures. Weather erosion is a moderate threat. Vegetation is a moderate threat.
  • This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it , Clinicilor Street, no. 19, Cluj, Romania, tel. 064/190107 visited the site and completed the survey on 2 February 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.
  • 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.
  • Marius Mircu, Pogromurile din Bucovina si Dorohoi, Bucuresti, Edit.Glob, 19__
  • 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, dit. Hasefer, 1997, p.59-65
  • Izvoare si marturii referitoare la evreii din Romania, II/2, Bucuresti, Hasefer, 1988.

Lucian Nastasă interviewed Vasilache Elena, Str. Stefan Tomsa no. 18, Suceava on January 29, 2001. [January 2003]

 

SUCEAVA II: (judet Suceava) US Commission No. ROCE-0618

  • The unlandmarked Orthodox cemetery is located at Str. Stefan Razvan, no. 14, Suceava, judet Suceava, Romania. The cemetery was established in 19th century. Last known burial in 20th century. The cemetery is 1 km from the congregation that used it.
  • The isolated urban hillside has no sign or marker. Reached by a public road, access is open with permission. A masonry wall and fence with a gate that locks surround the site. Approximate pre- and post-WWII I size is 100 x 80 m. 20-100 stones are visible. 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 not a problem. Water drainage is good all year.
  • The oldest known gravestone dates from 19th century. The 19th and 20th century marble, limestone, sandstone, and slate gravestones have Hebrew and Yiddish inscriptions. Some have traces of painting on their surfaces, iron decorations or letting, bronze decorations or lettering, and other metallic elements. The local Jewish community owns the property used for Jewish cemetery only. Adjacent properties are commercial or industrial and residential. Occasionally, private Jewish or non-Jewish visitors and local residents stop at the never vandalized cemetery. No maintenance. No care now. No structures. Weather erosion is a moderate threat.
  • This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it , Clinicilor Street, no. 19, Cluj, Romania, tel. 064/190107 visited the site and completed the survey on 3 February 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.
  • 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.
  • Marius Mircu, Pogromurile din Bucovina si Dorohoi, Bucuresti, Edit.Glob, 19__
  • 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, dit. Hasefer, 1997, p.59-65
  • Izvoare si marturii referitoare la evreii din Romania, II/2, Bucuresti, Hasefer, 1988.

On January 29, 2001, Lucian Nastasă interviewed Vasilache Elena, Str. Stefan Tomsa no. 18, Suceava. [January 2003]

Photos courtesy This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it [2008]

 

 

Photos courtesy Merle Kastner [July 2012]

 

 

 

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