Sculeni

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Luceni
Commune
Luceni is located in Moldova
Luceni
Luceni
Location in Moldova
Coordinates: 47°19′N 27°38′E / 47.317°N 27.633°E / 47.317; 27.633Coordinates: 47°19′N 27°38′E / 47.317°N 27.633°E / 47.317; 27.633
Country  Moldova
District Ungheni District
Population (2014)[1]
 • Total 4,750
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
 • Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)

Sculeni (Yiddish: סקולען‎, Skulen) is a commune in Ungheni District, Moldova. It is composed of four villages: Blindești, Floreni, Gherman and Sculeni.[2]

It is also a border checkpoint to Romania.

History[edit]

The town had an important Jewish community before World War II to such an extent that a Hasidic dynasty is designated after its name, the Skulen Hasidic dynasty.[3]

June, 1941, hundred of Jews of the area are murdered in mass executions perpetrated by a death squad of Romanian troops.[4][5][6]

Notable people from Sculeni[edit]

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Literature[edit]

Sculeni (battle of Sculeni) is mentioned by Alexander Pushkin in his short story The Shot.

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