Translation of the
Orheyev Alive and Destroyed;
Memorial Book of the Jewish Community of Orhei, Moldova

(Orhei, Moldova)

Published by the Yizkor Books in Print Project
part of Yizkor Books Project of JewishGen, Inc.
Translation coordinated by Terry Lasky
520 pages with illustrations, Hard Cover

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Orhei, Moldova (originally Orheyev, Bessarabia) has had a long history of a Jewish presence. Gravestones dating to the early 1700ís have been found in the Jewish cemetery. This Memorial (Yizkor) book has numerous personal accounts of the Holocaust. However, it is much more than that. It contains detailed discussions of the history of the town and the area. Most importantly it discusses the social and political organizations in the town during the early 1900ís, including the people involved in those organizations. This book was written by a committee of former Orhei residents with the hope that their town would not be forgotten. This English translation is an attempt to offer descendants of the inhabitants of Orhei information about all aspects of their ancestors and their ancestral town. Let us honor the memories and wishes of the Orhei victims and survivors by reading this wonderful testimony to the town and inhabitants of Orhei - our ancestors and our ancestral town.

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