Photo Gallery


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  • Kishinev 150 years ago! (Romanian and Russian, use Google to translate) added December 2013.

  • Ataki (Otaki), from a travel trip to Moldova, September, 2012. See an article at the Travel section.
    Courtesy of Elise Simon Goodman, NY
  • Sign of Ataki in Russian Cyrillic and Romanian language. Farmers. Gypsy mansion.
    Synagogue -- outside. And what remains inside. Inscription on a wall.



  • Bălţi (Beltsy, Belts), Holocaust Memorial, 2005
    Courtesy of Stiftung Denkmal für die ermordeten Juden Europas, Germany
  • View of the Holocaust memorial in the city centre. "Peace to you and the Eternal Memory!"


  • Bendery Fortress, photo collection created and donated by Gloria Green, Winter Garden, FL.

    Bendery, Tiraspol today, Photo collection created and donated by Gloria Green, Winter Garden, FL.

    Bender (Tighina, Bendery), Memorial to the Victims of the Holocaust, 2005
    Courtesy of Stiftung Denkmal für die ermordeten Juden Europas, Germany
  • Commemorative ceremony at the Memorial to the Victims of the Holocaust. Memorial to the Victims of the Holocaust. Inscription on the pedestal of the Memorial to the Victims of the Holocaust:
    "Not all victims of Nazis were Jewish, but all Jews were victims of Nazis".

  • Bender (Tighina, Bendery), from postcards.
  • Fortress, area where the first synagogue in town was located. Fortress. The north part of the town.
    Rail Road Station. Talmud Torah, 1937.


  • Bilhorod-Dnistrovskyy (Akkerman, Cetatea Alba), 2007
    Courtesy of Tomas Kertész, Sweden
  • One of the Synagogues. Second Synagogue. Interior of the Second Synagogue.


  • Briceva (Bricheva)
    Courtesy of Ayana Kimron, descendant of Baratz and Sadetsky
    For more information about Bricheva, please see Bricheva Kehila Website.
  • 1928-girlfriends in Veinshtein's fotogrpaphia, Bricheva. Bricheva muddy street in the springtime. Regional gathering of Gordonia youth from Bricheva, Edinits, Sekuryany, Rishkany.


  • Călăraşi (Kalarash)
  • Leibe Dubin's Galanterie and Manufactura (Haberdashery and Fabric) store, 1924
    Courtesy of Ariel Parkansky
  • Photographs of Kalarash in 1906. Courtesy of Helene Kenvin. For more photos from Kalarash, go to Kalarash Kehila website, JewishGen.


  • Căuşeni (Kaushany)
  • Gymnasium Photos from Kaushany, 1936 and 1937. Courtesy of Yefim Kogan. For more photos from Kaushany, go to Kaushany Kehila website, JewishGen.


  • Chişinău (Kishinev), old photos.
    Courtesy of Boris Feldblyum. You can see other photos from Boris Boris Feldblyum's collection at www.bfcollection.net.
    Boulevard. Old street. Swiss hotel.
    Realschule (Technical High School). Female Lyceum princess Dadiani. Hotel.

    Chişinău (Kishinev)
  • Historic Photos of Kishinev. NYPL Digital Gallery.

  • Old Kishinev Photos! Terrific collection of old photos of Kishinev streets, buildings, including Jewish Cemetery. In Russian. Please do not be afraid to go to the site and use Google Translator to translate little Russian headers and other text!


  • Kishinev Choral Synagogue, beginning of 20c


  • Kishinev
    Courtesy of Ella Romm, San-Diego, California
  • Moyshe-Duvid Goresht (1870-1941), owned a grocery store in Kishinev on the corner of Armyanskaya and Lvovskaya streets.

  • Chişinău (Kishinev), 2005
    Courtesy of Stiftung Denkmal für die ermordeten Juden Europas, Germany
  • Memorial to the Victims of the Ghetto. Monument to the Victims of Fascism« on the site of the mass shootings.


  • Dubossary, taken recently
    Courtesy of Ozias Ukshteyn, Director of Jewish Community, Dubossary, Moldova/Transnistria
  • An old Synagogue building. It was a working Synagogue until 1936, built before 1917.
    Dubossary was home to 5000 Jews before the war! Today Dubossary Jewish community has only 105 Jews and there is no place to pray for Jews in Dubossary.


  • Izmail, taken on June 9, 10, 2006
    Courtesy of Stephen R. Low, Lincoln, MA
  • Sign-Anchor making entry to Ismail on the road from Kiliya. Interior of Ismail’s Chabad center with table set for Shabbos dinner. The VIP Hotel.
    Border crossing from Ukraine to Moldova (Ismail to Kishinev).


  • Khotyn, taken on a travel family trip in Ukraine, August, 2010
    Read about the trip at: Roots and branches: Touching the family tree.
    Courtesy of Jere Friedman or by permission of his direct relative
  • We stopped to see a cool old fort at Khotyn.
    The fort. Inside the fort.
    River Dniester. Between WWI and WWII it was a border between Romania and the Soviet Union.


  • Kiliya, taken in 2006 and 2007
    Courtesy of Stephen R. Low, Lincoln, MA
  • Road sign announcing entrance to Kiliya. Kiliya’s main street looking toward the center of the town. Post Office.
    Rusty, possibly abandoned cranes at Kiliya’s port. View of the Danube from Kiliya’s port. Kiliya’s Holocaust memorial.


  • Orhei (Orgeev)
    Courtesy of Terry Lasky, Centennial, CO
  • Synagogue. Interior of the Synagogue.
    Interior of the Synagogue. Aron Kodesh.


  • Pepeni, Synzhera rayon, Holocaust Memorial in the Village of Pepeni, 2005
    Courtesy of Stiftung Denkmal für die ermordeten Juden Europas, Germany
  • Memorial to the murdered Jews. Side view of the memorial Memorial plaque:
    Remember, o Lord, the souls of your children...
    In memory of Jews killed in village Pepeni in July of 1941.


  • Rybnitsa, Memorial to the Victims of Rybnitsa Ghetto, 2005
    Courtesy of Stiftung Denkmal für die ermordeten Juden Europas, Germany
  • Memorial located on the former ghetto premises. Inscription on the memorial:
    To the Martyrs and Victims of Rybnitsa Ghetto.
    We remember.


  • Sokiryany (Sekuryany)
    Courtesy of Avraham Y. Kahana, Raanana, Israel
  • Shmuel ERLICH (next to Pini GELMAN)
    Fink – secretary of the Kehila
    Shentsi PEKER (next to Mrs. RABINOVITS)
    Yizchak LECHTMAN (the ?"Achnik"?)

    Translated by A. Kahana, E. Sternbuch
    Talmud Torah - Committee, Sekuryany.


  • Sokiryany (Sekuryany)
    Courtesy of Ayana Kimron
  • Sekuryany school on a tour in the forest, 1930 (circa). TARBUT school committee (and establishers). Stamps of Sekuryany Zionist chapter and TARBUT, 1935.


  • Sokiryany (Sekuryany)
    Courtesy of Sokiryany Jewish Roots Group (groups.google.com/group/sokiryany-jewish-roots)
  • Square. Town Square. Tree-lined street.


  • Soroca (Soroki), October 22, 2011
    Courtesy of Marla Raucher Osborn
  • River Dnester (Ukraine on the other side). Soroca fortress of 16th century. Synagogue.


  • Soroca (Soroki), 2015
    Courtesy of Stiftung Denkmal für die ermordeten Juden Europas, Germany
  • "To the Victims of fascism killed in July of 1941 near Bekirovskiy bridge. "To the victims of Fascism killed on August 15, 1941 in the forest near Kremenchug" village. "Hear lie the remains of people from Brichani killed by Romanian faschists in September of 1941."


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