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ABRUD: Alba, Transylvania (Aktenburg, Abrudbánya. , Großschlatten ) PDF Print E-mail

Alternate names: Hungarian: Abrudbánya, German: Großschlatten and Aktenburg   is a town in NW Alba County, Transylvania  on the river with the same name.  It administers three villages: Abrud-Sat, Gura Cornei and Soharu.

CEMETERY:

The cemetery is located at str. Fosta Ecaterina no. 26,  Abrud, "La finat", judet Alba, 4616 2304, 194.1 miles NW of Bucharest and 70 km from Alba Iulia. Alternate name: Abrudbánya (Hungarian), Großschlatten (German),Aktenburg. Present town population is 25,000-100,000 with no Jews.

  • Mayor Todoran Cornel, Abrud
  • The Jewish Community of Alba Iulia, Str. Tudor Vladimirescu no. 4, Alba Iulia, Romania. Phone: 00/40/58/817840
  • The Federation of the Jewish Communities of Romania, Sf. Vineri Str., no. 9-11, Sector 3, Bucharest, Romania
  • "A.D. Xenopol" Institute of History, Lascar Catargi Str., no. 15, 6400- Iasi (judet Iasi), Romania. Tel. 032/212614; e-mail: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . Director: Alexandru Zub.
  • Interested: Abraham Geza, Str. Tudor Vladimirescu no. 4, Alba Iulia, Romania. Phone: 00/40/58/817840

The 1869-1870 Jewish population by census was three, in 1880 was seven, and in 1930 was seventeen. The cemetery was established in 19th century with last known burial in 19th century. The unlandmarked Orthodox cemetery is 3 km from the congregation that used it. The isolated rural/agricultural hill has no sign or marker. Reached via private property, access is open to all. No wall, fence, or gate. Approximate pre- and post-WWII size is 20 x 20 m. 1-20 stones are visible, some not in original location. 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 19th century. The marble double tombstones, some with traces of painting on their surfaces, have Yiddish inscriptions. The national Jewish community owns the property used for an orchard. Adjacent properties are agricultural. Rarely,
local residents stop. The cemetery was vandalized frequently in the last ten years. No maintenance. No care now. No structures. Security (uncontrolled access) is a serious threat. Vegetation is a moderate threat. Vandalism is a very serious threat: destruction of stones.

This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it , Clinicilor Str., no. 19, Cluj, Romania, tel. 064/190107 visited the site and completed the survey on Oct. 28, 2000 using the following documentation:

  • Tr. Rotaru (coord.), Recensamintul din 1880. Transilvania, Cluj, Edit. Staff, 1997.
  • Kalman Weszpremy, A magyarorszagi zsidok statistikaja, Debrecen, 1907.
  • Recensamintul general al populatiei Romaniei, 1930, vol. II, publicat de Sabin Manuila, Bucuresti, 1938.
  • Lajos Venetianer, A magyar zsidosag tortenete, Budapest, 1922
  • Carmilly-Weinberger, Moshe. Istoria evreilor din Transilvania (1623-1944), Bucuresti, Edit. Enciclopedica, 1994.
  • Izvoare si marturii referitoare la evreii din Romania, I-III/1-2, Bucuresti, 1986-1999.
  • Ladislau Gyemant, This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it , Evreii din Transilvania in epoca emanciparii (1790-1867), Bucuresti, Edit. Enciclopedica, 2000

Lucian Nastasă interviewed Abraham Geza, Str. Tudor Vladimirescu no. 4, Alba Iulia, Romania. Phone: 00/40/58/817840. [January 2003]

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