Botosani Cities, Towns, Shtetls

Botosani and Dorohoi had the two largest Jewish communities in Botosani Judet. There were also significant Jewish communities in Bucecea, Darabani, Frumusica, Mihailena, Saveni, Stefanesti, and Sulita. Botosani had one of the earliest Jewish settlements with tombstones dating to 1540. Dorohoi has tombstones dating to 1656.  Dorohoi was once the capital city of Dorohoi County  but was merged into  Botosani County when the Soviet Union took Northern Bucovina after WW2. The northern part of Dorohoi County including a former good sized Jewish community in Herta (Ghertsa) is now part of the Ukraine.

Jewish Population of Major Botosani Judet cities/towns

Jud 1803 1820 1831 1838 1859 1899 1930-40
Botosani  B 1400 2444 1646 9880 13123 16660 11840 (1939)
Dorohoi  D 600 928 1133 2392 3031 6903 5788 (1939)
Darabani  D     600 838 2476 1917 (1930)
Mihailena D 515 734 900 2472 2446 1483 (1930)
Stefanesti B 280 239 628 1468 2392 2361 (1930)
Sulita B 116 497 780 1630 1834 1096 (1940)
Saveni D 71 216 532 1808 1764 (1930)
Bucecea B 98 172 523 1281 758 (1941)
Frumusica B 82 188 381 821 614 (1941)

 

Yiskor Book Project

A new project was started in May 2010 to translate: Dorot shel yahadut ve-tsiyonut Dorohoi, Saveni, Mihaileni, Darabani, Herta, Radauti-Prut  Editor: Shlomo David, pub. in Kiryat Bialik 1992-2000:   click below for latest updates:
    Generations of Judaism and Zionism in Dorohoi, Saveni, Mihaileni, Darabani, Herta, Radauti-Prut   

Cities, Town, Shtetl Links

Bucecea

Darabani

Dorohoi

Frumusica

Mihaileni

Saveni

Stefanesti

Victory Boulevard
Dorohoi - Victory Boulevard

Darabani Courthouse
Darabani Courthouse
Stefanestii
Ştefăneşti  - Leleasca River, wooden church. View from road. Wikimedia Commons. 2002 Alexandru Baboş
Bucecea
View of Bucecea from Road. Jewish cemetery on  left in dense patch of trees surrounded by white fence.  May 2008 photo by Robert Zavos

Saveni Synagogue



Saveni Cemetery


Click thumbnails for enlargement from ROM-SIG



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Last Updated on November 10, 2014