|ABRAMUT: Bihor County, Transylvania|
Alternate name: Abrămuţ [Ro]. 47°19' N 22°15' E, 271.8 miles NW of Bucureşt. Is/was part of the Oradea Jewish community.
The cemetery is located in Abramut, 3757, judet Bihor, Romania at 4719 2215, 271.8 miles NW of Bucharest. Alternate name: Vedresabrany (Hungarian.) Present town population is under 1,000 with no Jews.
The 1880 Jewish population by census was 19; by 1900 census was 35, and in 1930 was Noteworthy Jewish residents of the community were In May 1944, the Jews were gathered in the Oradea ghetto and on May 23, 25, 28-30, and June 1-5, 27 were deported to Auschwitz. The unlandmarked Orthodox cemetery was established in end of 19th century. Last known burial was inter-war period. Probably, the Jews from Crestur used the cemetery 3 km from the congregation that used it.
The isolated rural/agricultural hillside has no sign or marker. Reached by a public road, access is open to all with no wall, fence, or gate. Approximate pre-WWII size is unknown. Approximate post-WWII size is 24 x 10 m. 1-20 stones are visible, some not in original location. 25%-50% of the stones are toppled or broken. Location of stones removed from the cemetery is unknown. Vegetation overgrowth in the cemetery is a seasonal problem preventing access. Water drainage is good all year. No special sections. The oldest known gravestone dates from end of 19th century. The 19th and 20th century marble, limestone, sandstone, and concrete flat shaped, smoothed and inscribed, and carved relief-decorated common gravestones have Hebrew inscriptions. The local Jewish community owns the property used for Jewish cemetery only. Adjacent properties are agricultural. Rarely, private Jewish or non-Jewish visitors stop. The never vandalized cemetery maintenance has been clearing vegetation. Current care is regular unpaid caretaker. No structures. Security, weather erosion, and vegetation are moderate threats.
Ursutiu Claudia, Pietroasa Str. no. 21, 3400 Cluj-Napoca, tel: 0040-64-151073 visited the site and completed the survey on 1 July 2000 using the following documentation:
Claudia and Adrian Ursutiu interviewed Kozak Maria, 01. 07. 2000, Abramut. [January 2003]
|Last Updated on Monday, 19 April 2010 12:07|