SYNAGOGUE FACT SHEET
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Name of synagogue: BETH SOLOMON Synagogue
Street address: 3 WASSERMAN (formerly UNIRII) ST.
City and postcode: DOROHOI
Website of Jewish community or synagogue (if they have one) -
Website of Federation of Jewish Communities from Romania: www.jewishfed.ro
Contact at Jewish community (president) IOJI SACAGIU
Street address of Jewish community: 95 SPIRU HARET ST.
Telephone number: 0231.611.797
Street address of Jewish cemetery:
(1) 55 1 Decembrie St.
(2) Victoriei St.
Condition of the cemetery? – Good
When was it built - cca 1790
Year(s) when it was remodeled or expanded - unknown to us
Name of architect(s) - unknown to us
Other synagogues that this architect built – N/A
Is it known who designed the brass candelabras etc? – N/A
Is it known who was the artist who painted on the walls? – N/A
How would you describe the condition? Aging, in need of some repairs
How many Jews lived in this city before the Holocaust? In 1930, there were 5,820 Jews from a total population of 15,866.
What was its peak year of Jewish population? 18,821 (in 1899, in the entire Dorohoi district)
How many synagogues were in the city then? The town had 21 other synagogues before World War II.
How many now? 1
Are the others used as synagogues? – N/A
If not, what are they used for? – N/A
If possible, give their addresses. – N/A
What was the fate of the Jews of this city during the Holocaust?
On 1 July 1940, a unit of the Romanian army arrived in Dorohoi and perpetrated a pogrom. In the Jewish cemetery and in the town, soldiers shot dozens of Jewish soldiers and Jewish inhabitants, including women and children. Approximately 200 people were killed, of whom 44 were identified; the following year, after the Nazi war against the USSR had begun, it was followed by the forced expulsion of approximately 2,000 Jews from Darabani, Mihăileni, Rădăuți, Săveni and from other villages of Dorohoi County. They were gathered in Dorohoi, then deported to Transnistria in November 1941. 3,000 Jews from Dorohoi itself were also deported: many of them died on the way before arriving in Ataki, near the Dniester. The Jewish population totaled 5,396 (34.6% of the general population) in 1941; 2,315 in 1942.
How many were murdered? Half of the Jewish population of the city.
How many were living in the city from 1945 – 1948? The Jewish population totaled just 2,723 in 1956 (mostly Holocaust survivors from different cities).
How many emigrated? - The vast majority.
How many live there today? There were 49 in 2000. Still fewer today (2016).
What are the social services for Jews in the city, if any? N/A
Congresul Mondial Evreesc. Secțiunea din România, Populația Evreească in cifre. Memento statistic (Bucharest, 1945): 26, 45
FCER, Memoria cimitirelor evreiești (Bucharest, 2007): 42
Arh. Aristide Streja, Arh. Lucian Schwartz, Sinagogi din Romania (Bucharest,1996): 194
The Romanian Synagogue Documentation Project
Underwritten by the David Berg Foundation
Grant recipient: Centropa, Vienna, Edward Serotta, Director,
Organizing Partner: The Center for Hebrew Studies and the Goldstein Goren
Center for Israel Studies, University of Bucharest, Felicia Waldman, Coordinator
Researcher: Anca Tudorancea, Center for the Study of the History of Romanian Jews
Photography: Daniel Gruenfeld, Oliver Beck Assistant
Web coordinator: Dragos Parasca