Expedition to Suceava, Romania. September 2023

The 13th Annual JGB Expedition for documentation of Jewish cemeteries worked at the oldest Jewish cemetery of  the central city of Southern Bukovina - Suceava (Romania). 

Thanks to the enormous work of cleaning the cemetery, organized by the Jewish community of Suceava before our arrival, we could uncover, clean, and document almost all the surviving tombstones - about 750 monuments. Most of them date back to the 19th century, but we also discovered earlier tombstones - from the end of the 18th century. Among them is a tomb, which locals revere as the burial place of a legendary Jewish physician and teacher of Moldovian prince Stefan the Great (actually, the gravestone on it is from the second half of the 18th century.)

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