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Monument to the Victims of the Kishinev Ghetto

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Monument to the Victims of the Kishinev Ghetto


Basic Information

Location Jerusalem 3000 Street, Kishinev
Country Moldova, Republic of
City Kishinev

General Information

Open to visitors yes
Need appointment no
Handicap accessibility no
Website http://www.heritageabroad.gov/Portals/0/documents/reports/Moldova_Report_FINAL.pdf
Geographical Coordinates 47.02686,28.84155


In ghettos organized in several towns, as well as in camps (there was also a comparable number of Jews from Transnistria in those camps) many people died from starvation or bad sanitation, or were shot by special Nazi units right before the arrival of Soviet troops in 1944. The Romanian military administration of Transnistria kept very poor records of the people in the ghettos and camps. The only exact number found in Romanian sources is that 59,392 died in the ghettos and camps from the moment those were open until mid-1943. This number includes all internees regardless of their origin, but does not include those that perished on the way to the camps, those that perished between mid-1943 and spring 1944, as well as those that perished in the immediate aftermath of the Romanian army's occupation of Transnistria.

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