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Jewish Cemetery, Chisinau

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The largest cemetery of its type in the world, Jewish Cemetery, with its ruined synagogue from World War II, provides a thought-provoking reminder of the Holocaust. Respectfully walk the avenues of the dead, which cover 100 hectares (247 acres), and contain 23,430 graves. Before World War II, the city's Jewish population was significant and at various times in history it constituted between 40 and 60 percent of the general population. Follow the boundary wall to find the ruined stone synagogue, now overgrown with trees and vines, which have woven into the Star of David aperture. Use our Chisinau trip itinerary maker to add Jewish Cemetery and other attractions to your Chisinau vacation plans.
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  • For those interested in Jewish travel, the Chisinau Jewish cemetery is worth a visit. Parts are overgrown, and it is extremely large. It certainly adds to the experience of Chisinau. There is a... 
    For those interested in Jewish travel, the Chisinau Jewish cemetery is worth a visit. Parts are overgrown, and it is extremely large. It certainly adds to the experience of Chisinau. There is a...  more »
  • The cemetery is really big and worth the visit. It is quite desolated shabby but has its atmosphere and leads you thinking about the history, path and Moldova society. It also has a nice view over... 
    The cemetery is really big and worth the visit. It is quite desolated shabby but has its atmosphere and leads you thinking about the history, path and Moldova society. It also has a nice view over...  more »
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  • One of the oldest Jewish cemeteries in the country. Unfortunately not well preserved. Now looks sad and empty, as they cut all the trees, but still worth visiting. Also the area around the cemetery is curious even for someone who is local.
  • Extraordinary experience. Lots of abandoned graves ruined by time and carelessness. Got lucky to meet a local jew who gave us a bit of a tour around the places. Definitely one of the most interesting places in Chisinau.

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