Bessarabian Jews
The history of the Jews in Bessarabia.
Jews are mentioned from very early in the Principality of Moldavia, but they did not represent a significant number. Their main activity in Moldavia was comm...
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Kishinev pogrom
The Kishinev pogroms were an anti-Jewish riot that took place in Kishinev (Chişinău), then the capital of the province of Bessarabia in the Russian Empire (now the capital of the Republic of Moldova)...
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Blood libel
Blood libel (also blood accusation) is an accusation that Jews kidnapped and murdered the children of Christians to use their blood as part of their religious rituals during Jewish holidays. Historica...
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Pogrom
A pogrom is a violent riot aimed at massacre or persecution of an ethnic or religious group, particularly one aimed at Jews. The term originally entered the English language to describe 19th- and 20th...
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Abraham Baratz
Abraham Baratz (14 September 1895, Bessarabia – 1975, Paris) was a Romanian–French chess master. In 1924, Baratz took 2nd, behind Eugene Znosko-Borovsky, in Paris. In 1925, he tied for 1st with Vital...
Leonid Dimov
Leonid Dimov (born January 11, 1926, in Izmail, Bassarabia, which was part of Romania at the time; d. December 5, 1987, in Bucharest) was a Romanian postmodernist poet and translator.The son of Nadejd...
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Robert Frimtzis
Robert Frimtzis - Born 1930, Robert Frimtzis, the author of From Tajikistan to the Moon – a memoir, lived in Bălţi formerly Bessarabia, now Moldova.In June 1941, at the age of eleven his peaceful town...
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Lia van Leer
Lia van Leer (Hebrew: ליה ון ליר‎, née Greenberg; August 8, 1924 - March 13, 2015) was a pioneer in the field of art film programming and film archiving in Israel. She was the founder of the...
Grigore Singurel
Grigore Singurel (born Yefim Krimerman, 1923) is a Bessarabian journalist.
Grigore Singurel (Yefim Krimerman) was born in Bălţi, in 1923. He graduated from the Philological Faculty of Moldova Stat...
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Boris Dorfman
Boris (Boruch) Mendelevich Dorfman Russian: Борис (Борух) Менделевич Дорфман Yiddish: באָריס (ברוך) דאָרפמאַן; born 23 May 1923, in Cahul, Bessarabia) was a Jewish public figure, writer, schol...
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Eliezer Steinbarg
Eliezer Steinbarg (Shtaynbarg; 18 May 1880–27 March 1932) was a Romanian teacher and Yiddish poetic fabulist.He was born in Lipcani, Bessarabia and became a teacher in Bessarabia and Volhynia. In 1902...
Boris Trakhtenbrot
Boris (Boaz) Avraamovich Trakhtenbrot (Russian: Борис Авраамович Трахтенброт; born February 19, 1921, in Brichevo, northern Bessarabia) or Boaz (Boris) Trakhtenbrot (Hebrew: בועז טרכטנברוט‎)...
David Solomon Eibenschutz
David Solomon Eibeschutz (Hebrew: דוד שלמה אייבשיץ) (alternate English: David Shlomo Eibeschitz) was born in Ozerjany, Ukraine in 1755.
His father's name was Yerachmiel. He was a Russian-born rabb...
Srul Bronshtein
Srul Bronshtein (Yiddish: סראָל בראָנשטײן‎; ca. 1913–1943) was a Romanian and Soviet Yiddish-language poet.
Srul Bronshtein was born into a Jewish baker's family in the village of ...
Hannah Lamdan
Hannah Lamdan (Hebrew: חנה למדן‎, born Hannah Lerner on 5 January 1905, died 10 April 1995) was a Bessarabian-born Israeli politician who served as a member of the Knesset for several left-w...
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Ben Gold
Benjamin Gold (1898–1985) was an American labor leader who used his Communist party base to control the International Fur Workers Union. He was president of the International Fur and Leather Workers ...
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Idel Ianchelevici
Idel Ianchelevici (5 May 1909 – 28 June 1994) was a Russian-born Romanian and Belgian sculptor and draughtsman.
Born to Jewish parents in Leova, Bessarabia, Russian Empire, he left Romania f...
Lee Krasner
Lee Krasner (October 27, 1908 – June 19, 1984) was an influential American abstract expressionist painter in the second half of the 20th century. She is one of the few women artists to have had a retr...
Meir Zorea
Meir "Zarro" Zorea MC (Hebrew: מאיר זורע‎, born Meyer Zarodinsky (Hebrew: מאיר זארודינסקי‎) on 14 March 1923, died 24 June 1995) was a general in the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) an...
Meir Dizengoff
Meir Dizengoff (Hebrew: מאיר דיזנגוף‎, Russian: Меер Янкелевич Дизенгоф, 25 February 1861 – 23 September 1936) was a Zionist politician and the first mayor of Tel Aviv.
Meir Dizengof...
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Nadejda Grinfeld
Nadejda Evgenevna Grinfeld (1887–1918) was a Bessarabian politician.
Nadejda Grinfeld served as Member of the Moldovan Parliament (1917–1918). Sfatul Ţării included only two women, Elena Alistar b...
Joseph Rabinowitz
Joseph Rabinowitz, also Rabinovich (23 September 1837 – 17 May 1899) was a member of a Jewish Christian congregation in Russia.
Rabinowitz was born on September 23, 1837 in Rezina, Bessarabia, Rus...
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Sam Zemurray
Samuel Zemurray (nicknamed "Sam the Banana Man"; born January 18, 1877 in Kishinev, Bessarabia, Russian Empire, present-day Chişinău, Moldova; died November 30, 1961 in New Orleans, Louisiana) was a U...
Leonte Tismăneanu
Leonte Tismăneanu (born Leonid Tisminetski; 1913–1981) was a Romanian communist activist and propagandist.Born into a Jewish family in Soroca, Bessarabia, Russian Empire (now in Moldova), he joi...