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Popricani is located in Romania
Coordinates: 47°18′N 27°31′E / 47.300°N 27.517°E / 47.300; 27.517
Country  Romania
County Iași County
Population (2011 census)[1] 7,393
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
 • Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)

Popricani is a commune in Iași County, Romania, part of the Iași metropolitan area. It is composed of nine villages: Cârlig, Cotu Morii, Cuza Vodă, Moimești, Popricani, Rediu Mitropoliei, Țipilești, Vânători and Vulturi.

Mass grave[edit]

In November 2010, a mass grave dating from 1941 was discovered in the nearby forest of Vulturi. It is believed to contain the remains of up to a hundred Jewish men, women and children murdered by Romanian authorities contemporaneously with the nearby Iași pogrom.[2][3][4] It is the first such grave found in Romania since the 1945 discovery of 311 bodies at Stânca-Roznovanu, also in the vicinity of Iași.[5][6]

An official report concluded that the grave contained 36 victims, and that those responsible for the killing had already been sentenced in 1948.[7]


  1. ^ "Population at 20 October 2011" (in Romanian). INSSE. 5 July 2013. Retrieved 5 July 2013. 
  2. ^ "'Holocaust grave' discovered in Romania". BBC News. 5 November 2010. Retrieved 6 November 2010. 
  3. ^ "Holocaust-era mass grave discovered". The Press Association (UK). Retrieved 6 November 2010. 
  4. ^ "Descoperire istorică la Iaşi" (in Romanian). TVR. 5 November 2010. Retrieved 6 November 2010. 
  5. ^ Marinas, Radu (Nov 5, 2010). "World War Two mass grave of Jews found in Romania". Reuters Africa. p. 2. Retrieved 6 November 2010. 
  6. ^ Braham, Randolph L. (1997). The destruction of Romanian and Ukrainian Jews during the Antonescu era. Holocaust studies series East European monographs. Social Science Monographs. p. 73. ISBN 978-0-88033-380-1. 
  7. ^ Decizie fara precedent la Iasi privind masacrul evreilor, ziare.com, April 2014. Retrieved February 2015.

Coordinates: 47°18′N 27°31′E / 47.300°N 27.517°E / 47.300; 27.517