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
DistrictUngheni District
Population
 • Total4,750
Time zoneUTC+2 (EET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+3 (EEST)

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]

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

Notable people from Sculeni[edit]

Gallery[edit]

Literature[edit]

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

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Results of Population and Housing Census in the Republic of Moldova in 2014: "Characteristics - Population (population by communes, religion, citizenship)" (XLS). National Bureau of Statistics of the Republic of Moldova. 2017. Retrieved 2017-05-01.
  2. ^ Clasificatorul unităților administrativ-teritoriale al Republicii Moldova (CUATM) (in Romanian)
  3. ^ Encyclopedia of Jewish Life (2001), pp. 1154-55: "Sculeni".
  4. ^ http://www.iajgsjewishcemeteryproject.org/moldova-inc-transnistria-region/sculeni-iasi.html
  5. ^ http://data.jewishgen.org/wconnect/wc.dll?jg~jgsys~community~-2277305
  6. ^ http://www.pogromuldelaiasi.ro/gropi-comune/gropile-comune-de-la-stanca/