Tartu: Jewish Cemetery
August 20, 2014
Jewish Cemetery, Roosi Street, Tartu
Herr Schapiro buried his young daughter here (1898-1922) and then his wife Hinde Simon (1923).
The Bakst Family is here. Slomo (1872-1940). Liuba (1868-1949). Boris (1901-1941).
Kune Lea Kaplan (1876-1926)
Aisik Grinson (1847-1924)
Ernestine Flachs (1868-1910)
Aron Liebermann (1879-1925)
Samuel Blum (1860-1913)
A.J. Sois (1886-1913)
Abram Pasternak (1864-1928) was buried here by his wife.
Amalie Sohat Shatsevski (1887-1948)
Sasha Goldmann (1856-1928)
Bertha Aronowitsch (1889-1934)
Smeloi Leie Sevah died too soon. (1926-1944)
There are three Jewish Cemeteries in Tartu. One is not preserved and only a few stones remain. (1859-1895)
The second is a modern site. (1935-Present)
I chose to visit the cemetery on Roosi Street. (1895- 1948) The grounds and the gravesites are in good condition.
Given the Eastern European location here in Tartu, Estonia, and given the ever-changing territorial alliances and migration of peoples, the variety of names and spellings is surely to be expected.
By today’s standards, life expectancy was short. Only a few lived into their sixties or seventies.
Was Mister Kpemep (Kremer) a stone mason?
For more information of the Jewish history in Estonia, please read these websites. The list of prominent Estonian Jews is short, yet impressive.