Holocaust in Bessarabia
Serghei Daniliuk presentation at the International Conference in Moscow, 2018.
(Added January 2019)
Serghei Danilijuk is a resident of Causeni, Moldova, a local historian, researcher and photographer who worked on numerous cemetery projects for JewishGen Bessarabia SIG. Serghei was a guest for Bessarabia SIG at the 38th International Conference on Jewish Genealogy, Warsaw, August 2018, where he made two presentations: “Jewish Shtetl in Moldova without Jews: How the Jewish Past can be remembered” and “Jewish Cemeteries in Bessarabia/Moldova: Current Status and Future Projects”. Serghei Danilijuk is continuously working for Bessarabia SIG and is a great friend of our group. Following is very significant presentation, and I am glad that it will be posted at JewishGen Bessarabia SIG website
--- Yefim Kogan, JewishGen Bessarabia SIG Leader and Coordinator.
Presentation ------ The audio recording from the conference. Serghei's topic is from 2 hour 39min of the recording.
Jews with disabilities in the village of Verkhnyaya (Upper) Marianovka
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History and Voices of the Tragedy in Romania and Transnistria
The Nizkor Project.
(Added Feb 2014) Read about History, Geography on Tragedy in
Bessarabia/Moldova/Romania/Transnistria. Pogroms in Bessarabia,
Edinets, Belts, Kishinev; Deportation. Transnistria, the Giant Forgo
Read Personal testimonies of
who was born in 1927 in Kishinev, Bessarabia, Romania, survived
deportation to Transnistria. And Samuel’s father Testimony of
who lived in Kishinev, was confined to Kishinev’s ghetto, escaped.
Compiler of the testimonies and founder of Nizkor Project: Dr. Felicia (Steigman) Carmelly
Dubossary, Moldova/Transnistria Mass Graves, Memorial
Holocaust Memorial to Victims of fascism, Dubossary, Moldova/Transnistria.
Photographs are courtesy of Ozias Ukshteyn, the Director of Jewish Community of Dubossary, Moldova/Transnistria
List of the Jews killed in the autumn of 1941 and buried in the Mass Graves, at a place where now is a Memorial of Victims of Fascists in town of Dubossary, Moldova/Transnistria. 757 families, total of 2984 killed from many towns in Odes'ka oblast, Moldova, Moldova/Transnistria. Prepared by Ozias Ukshteyn, Director of Dubossary Jewish Community. Translated by Janet Furba, April 2012 (Project #21).
Orgeev, Moldova Mass Graves, Memorials
Memorial at Mass Grave, where Jews were brutally murdered by fascists on July 24th, 1941, Orgeev, Moldova.
List of Jews killed in Orgeev and buried at Mass Graves in Orgeev.
Mass Grave of residents of village Isakova murdered by fascists in 1941.
Mass Grave of residents of village Isakova murdered by fascists during the war 1941-43. From relatives Rabin, Gertsovskiy, Pikker.
Memorial for the Jews killed from Kipirchen and Biesht.
Photographs and the lists are courtesy of Terry Lasky, Centennial, CO.;
Hebrew text inscription translation by Cantor Arieh Finklstein, Chestnut Hill, MA, and Russian translation by Yefim Kogan, Chestnut Hill, MA, April 2012.
- Sonia Palty, the author of the volume 'Jews, cross the Dniester', was deported to Transnistria as a teenager.
Her book describes the events she witnessed during this journey of horror and despair, which lasted 14 months and covered much of the Bessarabian and Ukrainian territories.
- Gedenkstättenportal zu Orten der Erinnerung in Europa - Memorial portal to places of remembrance in Europe.
See Holocaust Memorials in Moldova and other regions in Europe together with History of Jews and the Holocaust in the regions and towns.
See additional photographs posted at Photo Gallery and Cemetery Photos sections provided generously by Adam Kerpel-Fronius, Stiftung Denkmal für die ermordeten Juden Europas, Germany (
- Yahad in Unum: Catholics and Jews joins hands for Holocaust victims.
Father Patrick Desbois is planning to go with his group to Bessarabia area soon to search for mass graves.
- Holocaust in Romania. Facts and Documents on The Annihilation of Romanias Jews, 1940-1944, Matatias Carp, edited by Andrew L. Simon
- Holocaust: FINAL REPORT of the International Commission on the Holocaust in Romania, November 2004. Solidarity and Rescue Romanian Righteous among the nations.
- The Dent Atlas of the Holocaust, Sir Martin Gilbert, Oxford, 1993, available to download.
- The Central Database of Shoah Victims' Names, Yad Vashem, Jerusalem.
- Use many other facilities of Yad Vashem, Jerusalem.
The Black Book, by Vasiliy Grossman and Iliya Erenburg, 1947/1993. Section: German Romanian atrocities in Kishinev. Russian.
The Black Book, Project Coordinator and Translator, Lawrence J. Gillig, JewishGen.