Jewish Cemeteries in Romania
JewishGen Online Worldwide Burial Registry (JOWBR)
The JOWBR cemetery database contains information on nearly 150,000 Jewish burials from 70 cemeteries in Romania (including over 7,000 photos); see below for the complete list. You can search the JOWBR database here.
Iași Burial Register
The JOWBR database includes more than 66,000 indexed burials from Iași beginning in 1883. Click here to see sample images of the Iași burial register that was transcribed by our phenomenal volunteers. The earlier years were written exclusively in Hebrew, while the later years were written in Romanian. If you find an entry of interest in the JOWBR database, you can order it from us here; but take a look first at the images to see what the records look like.
Bucharest Burial Register
We have acquired from the Central Archives for the History of the Jewish People (CAHJP) in Jerusalem images of the seemingly complete burial register of Bucharest's Giurgiului Jewish Cemetery, the largest of the three Jewish cemeteries in Bucharest and the second largest in Romania. The cemetery was inaugurated in 1929-1930 and contains about 35,000-40,000 graves, some of which belong to the victims of the Holocaust and Jewish soldiers. Click here to see sample images.
Help! We need volunteers to transcribe these records. The images contain both handwritten Romanian script, and on the earlier records, Hebrew as well. If you are interested in helping and comfortable with old handwriting, please fill out our volunteer form here (identify if you can transcribe the Romanian only, Hebrew only, or both).
New Cemetery Projects?
Please contact us if there is a new cemetery project you would like to discuss, or other resources regarding Jewish cemeteries in Romania.
Complete List of Indexed Romanian Cemeteries in the JOWBR Database
The cemeteries from Romania span the following regions: Banat (2), Bucovina (9), Crisana (8), Maramures (21), Moldavia (10), Oltenia (1), and Transylvania (19). A complete catalogue of the cemeteries included in JOWBR is available here. The complete list of indexed Romanian cemeteries in the JOWBR database includes:
Arad, Arbore, Bara, Batiz, Bistrita, Bixad, Borod, Borșa, Botoșani, Bucecea, Buhuşi, Câmpulung Moldovenesc, Cehu Silvaniei, Cîrlibaba, Ciucea, Cluj-Napoca, Craiova, Csikszereda (Miercurea Ciuc), Elöpatak, Făgăraş, Focsani, Giulesti, Glod, Gura Humorului, Gurahonţ, Halmeu, Hilda, Hîrlau, Iara, Iasi, Ileanda, Livada Mica, Ludus, Luşca-Nasaud, Mara, Medias, Moinești, Moldovita, Odoreu, Oradea, Orașu Nou, Piatra Neamţ, Podu Iloaiei, Radauti (Radautz), Roman, Rona de Jos, Rona de Sus, Ruscova, Sacel, Satu Mare, Seini, Sighetu Marmaţiei, Şimleu Silvaniei, Şintereag, Suceava, Târgu-Mureș, Timisoara, Tirgu Lapus, Turț, Vadu Izei, Valei lui Mihai, Vama
IAJGS International Jewish Cemetery Project
The International Association of Jewish Genealogical Societies (IAJGS) has compiled a database of cemeteries around the world. They have documented over 1,200 cemeteries in Romania, which is available here.
Selected Jewish Cemeteries in Bukovina and Galicia (Jewish Galicia & Bukovina)
Report on Jewish cemeteries in Romania (Federaţia Comunităţilor Evreiești din România)
Preliminary Report on Legislation & Practice Relating to the Protection and Preservation of Jewish Burial Grounds in Romania (Lo Tishkach Foundation)