Huşi, Romania

46°41' N, 28°04' E

Alternate names: Huşi [Rom], Khush [Yid], Husch [Ger], Hussburg [Ger], Khushi [Rus], Huszváros [Hun]


Jewish Husi: Cemeteries

There are two Jewish cemeteries in Husi: the Old Cemetery and the New Cemetery.

The Old Cemetery is located at Str. Fundatura Calarasi no. 3. "In 1676, the Moldovian Prince allowed the Cardinal to bring 'foreigners' from various countries to his estate and it was then that the Jews began to settle in the village. The plot allocated for their cemetery was donated by the Cardinal." The cemetery was started in 1680. The earliest tombstones date from 1747. The Old Cemetery was in use until 1880 when the New Cemetery was established.

Description of the two Jewish cemeteries in Husi by the International Jewish Cemetery Project


New

The Old Cemetery


Sadly, like many of the Jewish cemeteries, the Old Cemetery has fallen into ruin. A few hundred stones are visible and most of those are toppled or damaged. Many stones have been removed entirely. In 2014, Michael Appleman wrote this article about his visit to the Old Cemetery in Husi and what he found there.

NEW More recently, journalist Vlad Odobescu wrote an article for the Romanian publication, Scena 9, about vandalism in the New Cemetery. In March, 2019, more than 70 markers in the New Cemetery were purposely pushed over, stones broken, etc. No one seemed to know who had vandalized the cemetery. Odobescu explores the Jewish history in Husi, including anti-semitism, and includes fascinating excerpts from official documents from 1940 and 1941 about the Jews in Husi during a time when pogroms were happening in Iasi and Bucharest. If you know Romanian or want to see the included photos, you may read the original article. An acceptable Romanian-to-English translation without the photos is available via Google Translate.

Efraim Dov Bar Meir

A stone in the Old Cemetery:

Important Man
Efraim Dov bar Meir
Died 6 Adar


Our Teacher Yehuda

A stone in the Old Cemetery:

Tombstone for our old Husi teacher,
Yehuda Jacov bar Yitchak,
27 Aug 1860


The footbridge to the Old Cemetery


Some of the remaining stones in the Old Cemetery


The New Cemetery is located at Str. Soseaua Stanilestiului, no. 6. This cemetery was in use from 1880 to 1995. It contains about 700 graves. Click here to see a partial list of names of people buried in the New Cemetery.


Stones in the New Cemetery


A stone in the New Cemetery


David Marcovici

A stone in the New Cemetery:

David Marcovici
1884 - 1927



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