Sculeni

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For the village in Iaşi County, see Victoria, Iaşi.
Sculeni
Commune
Sculeni is located in Moldova
Sculeni
Sculeni
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
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
 • Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)

Sculeni is a commune in Ungheni district, Moldova. It is composed of four villages: Blindeşti, Floreni, Gherman and Sculeni.

It is also a border checkpoint to Romania.

History[edit]

The town had an important Jewish community before WWII to such an extent that a Hasidic dynasty is designated after its name, the Skulen Hasidic dynasty.[1]

June, 1941, hundred of Jews of the area are murdered in mass executions perpetrated by a death squad of Romanian troops.[2][3][4]

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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