Dorohoi, județul Botoșani, Moldova, România

Latitude 47°57′35″N
Longitude 26°23′59″E
City Dorohoi
County județul Botoșani
State/ Province Moldova
Country România


In the 17th Century, the first Jews settled in Dorohoi, granted charters of privilege in 1799, 1808, and 1823, and organized as Breasla Jidovilor Guild.
Jews in Dorohoi were mainly occupied as artisans, manual workers, and petty shopkeepers.


In June, 1940, antisemitic outbursts began in Dorohoi, when Bessarabia and northern Bukovina were occupied by the Soviet Union.
Romanian soldiers attacked the Jewish quarter, murdered about 200 Jews, and looted houses, and the following day local peasants stripped the Jewish corpses that were still lying in the streets


On November 12, 1941, the Jews of Dorohoi were trans; by November 14 two transports totaling 3,000 persons were dispatched.
Many died in the sealed railroad cars before they reached their destination, Ataki, on the Dniester.
On June 14, 1942, deportations were resumed, when 450 men were sent to Transnistria.
They were later joined by their families in Mogilev, and were sent from there to German camps on the banks of the Bug River, where most of them met their deaths.


  1. Oisiovici, Henry 'Piui' ben Zalman