Name of synagogue GAH SYNAGOGUE
Street address: 7 DIMITRIE ONCIUL ST.; coordinates (longitude/latitude): 26.25856355/
City and postcode SUCEAVA
Website of Federation of Jewish Communities from Romania www.jewishfed.ro
Contact at Jewish community (president): GOLDA SORIN
Street address of Jewish community: 8 ARMENEASCĂ St.
Telephone number 0230.213.084 and email firstname.lastname@example.org
Street address of Jewish cemetery
(1) Ștefan Tomșa St.
(2) 6 Parcului St.
Condition of the cemetery? – In need of some repairs
Synagogue facts—you will not find all the answers, but it’s important to ask
When was it built? 1870.
Year(s) when it was remodeled or expanded? 1910, 1975, 1983.
Name of architect(s) – unkown to us
Other synagogues that this architect built - unkown to us
Is it known who designed the brass candelabras etc? - unkown to us
Is it known who was the artist who painted on the walls?- unkown to us
How would you describe the condition? – Very good
How many Jews lived in this city before the Holocaust? In 1930 they were 3496 Jews, from a total population of 10,207.
What was its peak year of Jewish population? – N/A
How many synagogues were in the city then? In 1939, there were 12 synagogues functioning.
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?
In July 1941, thousands of Jews from towns and villages throughout the county were forcedly moved to Suceava. There were 5,874 Jews living in the county at the time, of whom 3,523 lived in the town itself. Jews from several streets were deported to Transnistria on 8 October 1941, in a transport that included residents of Burdujeni and Ițcani. After the deportations, 31 Jews were left in the county, of whom 27 lived in the town.
How many were murdered? – N/A
How many were living in the city from 1945 – 1948? In 1944, when the surviving deportees returned (many of them from other cities), the number of Jews of Suceava reached approximately 4,000.
How many emigrated? In 1970, the Jews in Suceava were only 700 (mostly old people).
How many live there today? 94, in 2003.
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): 48
FCER, Memoria cimitirelor evreiești (Bucharest, 2007): 46
Pinkas ha-kehilot. Romanyah, vol. 2 (Jerusalem, 1980): 473–477
Arh. Aristide Streja, Arh. Lucian Schwartz, Sinagogi din România (Bucharest, 1996): 106
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