TÂRGUL VERTIUJENI (ro) / VERTIUZHANY (ru) / VARTIZHEN(yid)
(Not to be confused with neighboring Vertiujeni village!)
Târgul Vertiujeni was founded in 1838 as a Jewish agricultural colony by 42 families. By 1897 its Jewish population consisted 1047 of 1057. By 1830 it increased to 1834 of 2015. During WW2 a concentration camp for Jews from the shtetl and surroundings was established here. In 1949 few survived Jewish families were imprizoned or exiled to Siberia. Large part of the community perished in Holocaust, few Jews survived in Soroca.
Today Tărgul Vertiujeni is a nice Moldovan village with rather well-preserved Jewish heritage: synagogue building, cemetery, Jewish neighborhoods.
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