The Jews of Moldova, 1998
Publication Date: September 1998
Publisher(s): Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs
Author(s): Betsy Gidwitz
Series: The Jerusalem Letter, no.390
Special Collection: Berman Jewish Policy Archive
Keywords: International Relations; Jewish identification; Demography; FSU
The author reviews the postwar history of Moldova up to 1998, the and the contemporary situation of Moldova's (estimated) 30,000 Jews. The author explains that the Jewish community of Moldova is more conscious of its heritage and history than Jews of other post-Soviet states, mostly because Moldova was integrated into the Soviet Union relatively late (1940). She outlines the state of Jewish institutions, Jewish education, and Israel-related activity in Moldova.