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Vandalized graves in Bucharest Cemetery, 2008

 


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During the night of October 22-23. 2008  an act of  violent, organized antisemitic vandalism occurred at the large Jewish cemetery  just to the south of the city of Bucuresti.   This cemetery holds 35,000 graves, with more than 40,000 Jews buried, including many Holocaust victims.  In this rampage about 200 tombstones and 100 monuments were desecrated, and windows smashed in the Administration building.  It has been described as the "worst act of vandalism in the nation in recent times."  The Romanian authorities have promised a full investigation.

Meanwhile, we have been given a listing of over 100 names of those whose tombs were damaged or destroyed.  With the help of Claudia Greif and Susanna Vendel , to whom we are most grateful, we have put together a list with those data, as well as a few of the first pictures (see below).

 

No

Row

Grave

Family Name

Given Name

Damage to the grave

1 D-16 1 SCHECHTER Jaques Broken marble headstone
2 D-16 1 SCHEINDLINGER Eti Headstone broken
3 D-5 1 SAFIR Bernard Headstone demolished
4 D-4 1 LAZAROVICI Sofia Headstone broken
5 D-4 2 EXMAN Israel Headstone broken, demolished
6 Sp.A-34 1 + 2 WAIS Debora Broken & crushed headstone
6A Sp.A-34 1 + 2 WAIS Isidor Broken & crushed headstone
7 Sp.A-34 3 CUCERU Leiba  Headstone broken
8 Sp.A-35 3 KITZLER Avram  headstone broken  and pedestal pulled down
9 Sp.A-31 1 SCHACHTER Raluca  Headstone broken
10 Sp.A-31 2 MARCUS Rebecca Headstone and pedestal pulled down
11 Sp.A-31 3 MARCUS Marcus Headstone broken and pedestal pulled down
12 Sp.A-31 4 SEGAL Zisla Headstone broken and pedestal pulled down
13 Sp.A-31 5 HAIMOVICI Solomon Headstone broken and pedestal pulled down
14 Sp.A-31 6 HERSCOVICI Viorel  Headstone broken
15 Sp.A-31 7 HARBAGIU Moise Headstone broken and pedestal pulled down
16 Sp.A-26 1 FITZIG Heinric Headstone and pedestal pulled down
17 Sp.A-26 2 FISMAN Moise Headstone pulled down
18 Sp.A-26 3 ARONESCU Elvira Headstone and pedestal pulled down
19 Sp.A-26 4 GIURARU Iancu Headstone and pedestal pulled down
20 Sp.A-26 5 CASAPU Leibu Headstone and pedestal pulled down
21 Sp.A-25 1 FITZIG Sofia, dr Headstone and pedestal pulled down
22 Sp.A-25 2 STEFANESCU Ana Headstone and pedestal broken
23 Sp.A-25 3 LORIAN Seli 1/2 headstone broken and pulled down
24 Sp.A-24 1 EDELSTEIN Vilhelm Headstone and pedestal pulled down
25 Sp.A-24 2 ZALESCU Clara Headstone and pedestal pulled down
26 Sp.A-23 1 CHIMEL Chimel Cover and headstone damaged, pedestal pulled down
27 Sp.A-23 2 ROTENSTREICH Avram Headstone broken and pedestal pulled down
28 Sp.A-22 1 SERBU Ieronim Double grave, demolished headstone & base, cover broken
29 Sp.A-22 2 SERBU Frida Headstone and pedestal pulled down, cover broken
29A Sp.A-22 2 SERBU Erich Headstone and pedestal pulled down, cover broken
30 Sp.A-21 1 ROSENFELD Rasela Headstone broken
31 Sp.A-20 1 RUBINGER LAUNER Clara Headstone and pedestal pulled down
32 Sp.A-20 2 TALER Strul Headstone and pedestal pulled down
33 Sp.A-19 1 LANGMAN Elias Headstone broken
34 Sp.A-18 1 FUCHS Heinrich Headstone pulled down and cover broken
35 C-4 1 WALD Netty Headstone pulled down
36 C-4 1 GUCAILO Dorel M Headstone and capital pulled down and broken
37 C-3 1 Piano sculpture broken
38 B-15 1 + 2 CAPELOVICI Lina Double headstone broken
38A B-15 1 + 2 CAPELOVICI Tobias Double headstone broken
39 B-14 1 BLEHNER Reghina Headstone dislocated and pulled down
40 B-13 1 SULITEANU Leon Headstone broken
41 B-11 1 + 2 ZUSSMANN Zussmann Double headstone pulled down
42 B-10 2 SCHAFER Leon Headstone and pedestal pulled down, cover and border broken
43 B-10 3 SCHAFER Miriam Headstone broken
44 B-10 4 SCHAFER Sara Headstone broken
45 B-9 2 MULERAD Perla Headstone pulled down
46 B-8 1 BERESTIANU Rebecca Headstone demolished
47 B-8 2 WAGNER Isac Headstone broken
48 B-7 1 STOFFER Carolina Headstone demolished
49 B-7 2 COHN Eighia Headstone demolished
49A B-7 2 COHN Lazar Headstone demolished
50 B-6 2 HAIMOVICI Iancu Headstone demolished
51 B-4 1 + 2 NATANSOHN Savu  Double headstone demolished
51A B-4 1 + 2 NATANSOHN Bety Aura Double headstone demolished
52 Esculap 1 WILNER Adelaide Headstone demolished
53 Prop. Univ.4A 1,2,3 Triple stone demolished
54 Prop. Univ.3A 1 + 2 KENDLER Max Headstone demolished
54A Prop. Iniv. 3A 1 + 2 KENDLER Ety Headstone demolished
55 Voiajori 8 1 LUPOLOVER Benzion Headstone demolished
56 Infratirea noua 16 1 ROZENBERG Solomon Headstone demolished
57 Dr. Weisberg 18 3 GOLDENBERG Herman A. Double stone broken
58 Dr. Weisberg 18 4 GOLDENBERG Herman A. Double stone broken
59 A-12 1 COHN Otilia Coca Headstone demolished
60 A-12  3 Bench demolished
61 A-12 8 HERSCOVICI Amalia Headstone demolished
62 A-11 1 COHN Roza Headstone demolished
63 A-11 2 COHN Ozias Headstone demolished
64 A-10 1 HERSCOVICI Sophie Headstone demolished
65 A-9  1 HERSCOVICI Herscu Headstone demolished
66 A-9  2 WOLFENSOHN Roza Headstone broken
67 A-8  2 SCHAPIRA Ita Headstone demolished
68 A-7 3 & 4 Double headstone demolished
69 II SOC - 9a 1 ABRAMOVICI Iosef Headstone demolished
70 II SOC - 5a 1 HORN Betty Albin Headstone demolished
71 II SOC - 2a 1 ABRAMOVICI Aurel Headstone demolished
72 II SOC - 1 1 ZAHARIA Solomon Headstone demolished
73 II SOC - 8 1 BRUCKER Benjamin Headstone broken & demolished
74 II SOC - 9a 1 FRECHNER Avid Broken headstone
75 II SOC - 10 1 HONIG Berta Headstone demolished
76 II SOC - 10 2 SACHMAN Bernard Headstone demolished
77 II SOC - 10 3 RISENBERG Fany Broken headstone
78 II SOC - 10 4 SOLOVICI Engina Broken headstone
79 II SOC - 10 5 MOSCOVICI Moritz Broken headstone
80 II SOC - 10 6 GLUECKISMAN Ana Broken headstone
81 II SOC - 10 7 HOREN Clara Natan Broken headstone
82 415 - 1 1 SIEGLER Pincu Broken headstone
83 415 - 1 2 WEISER Strul Riven Broken headstone
84 415 - 3 1 BARBA Avram Headstone demolished
85 415 - 7 1 ZILBERSTEIN Osias Demolished headstone and base
86 408 - 1 1 SALZBERGER Herman Headstone demolished
87 408 - 4 1 ABRAMOVICI Sura Rifca Headstone demolished
88 414 - 10 1 WEISMAN Mariana Broken headstone
89 423 - 8 1 GIULIANCA Mina D. Headstone demolished
90 423 - 8 2 GOTTERMAN Sender Broken headstone
91 423 -11 1 SMILOVICI Clara Headstone demolished
92 431 - 4 1 GOLDENBERG Marcu H. Demolished headstone  and base
93 431 - 6 1 + 2 PASCAL Iancu Broken headstone
93A 431 - 6 1+ 2 PASCAL Moritz Broken headstone
94 431 - 9 1 CRISTECU Fanchette Broken headstone
95 431 -10 1 + 2 LEBENSOHN Netty Headstone demolished and broken cover
95A 431 - 10 1 + 2 LEBENSOHN Iancu Headstone demolished and broken cover
96 433 -1 1 BASALNA Iosef Broken headstone
97 433 - 3 1 LAGER Fany Broken headstone
98 439 - 5 1 KLEIMAN Moise Broken headstone
99 436 - 8 1 IOSUB Aizic Broken headstone
100 436 - 8 2 KESTENBAND Heinrich Broken headstone
101 436 - 9 2 TISCHLER Stela Clara Broken headstone
102 436 -10 1 GOLDSTEIN Paulina Broken headstone
103 437 - 6 2 SMILOVICI Roza Broken headstone
104 437 - 6 3 Broken headstone
105 437 - 7 1 HOHMAN Rusay Headstone pulled down
106 436 - 2 1 LAZAROVICI Stefi Fani Headstone and pedestal pulled down
107 428 - 8 2 FRADIS Iosef Broken headstone
108 420 - 11 1 MELCSOHN Rebecca Broken headstone
109 420 - 11 3 FONSTEIN Iacob Broken headstone
110 420 - 11 4 SCHACHNER Iacob Headstone pulled down and pedestal broken
110 420 - 11 5 SCHACHNER Ana Headstone pulled down and pedestal broken
110 KATZ Roza
110 AVRAM Adolf
110 WENDER Janet
110 LUSTMAN Iosef
110 MORITZ Eva Rosen
111 420 - 11 6 SCHOR Eva Simina Broken headstone
112 420 - 11 7 LENTZER Leopold Broken headstone
113 420 - 11 8 LENTZER Adelina Headstone and pedestal pulled down
114 420 - 11 9 VEINTRAUB Avram Aba Headstone pulled down
115 420 - 11 10 RADWANER Bella Headstone pulled down
116 420 - 2 1 NIEGER Bernard Broken headstone
117 407 - 8 1 SUFRIN Rosica Headstone pulled down
118 407 - 9 1 + 2 Headstone pulled down and broken
119 407 - 2 2 ABERFELD Silvia Headstone pulled down
120 407 - 1 1 HOREN Netty Headstone pulled down
120 407 - 1 2 HOREN Iacob Headstone pulled down
121 404 - 10 1 SALTZMAN Lazar Double headstone and pedestal pulled down
121 404 - 10 2 SALTZMAN Tony Double headstone and pedestal pulled down
122 403 - 4 1 MARCUS Frida Headstone and pedestal pulled down
123 SCHWARTZ Solomon
123 SCHWARTZ Fanny

 

Bucharest Cemetery
Giurgiu Cemetery, south of Bucharest

Bucharest Cemetery
Giurgiu Cemetery, south of Bucharest