ACATARI: Mures County, Transylvania Print

Alternate names: Acătar [Rom], Acăţari, Absdorf, Aschdorf, Achsdorf, Achatiusdorf (German), , Ákosfalva (Hungarian). The commune has a Székely Hungarian majority. 2002 population: 4,781 of whom 92.53% are Hungarian.46°29' N 24°38' E, 158.4 miles NNW of Bucureşti .

CEMETERY 1:

The cemetery is located in Acatari, near the village, cod. 4329, judet Mures, 4629 2438, 158.4 miles NNW of Bucharest and 13 km from Targu Mures. Present town population is 1,000-5,000 with no Jews.

  • Mayor Osvath Csaba, Acatari, tel. 169 238.
  • The Jewish Community of Mures, A. Filimon Str., no. 23, cod 4300, Targu Mures, Romania, Tel. 0040-65-161810.
  • The Federation of The Jewish Communities of Romania, Sf. Vineri Str. no. 9-11, sect. 3, Bucharest, Romania
  • "Dr. Moshe Carmilly" Institute for Hebrew and Jewish History, Universitatii Str., no. 7-9, room 61, 3400 Cluj Napoca, Romania, director: Ladislau Gyemant, This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .
  • No Key holder or caretaker

The 1850 Jewish population by census was 31 and from 1930 census was 17. In May 1944, the Jews were gathered in the ghetto of Tîrgu Mures and on May 27, 30 and June 8 were deported to Auschwitz. The unlandmarked Orthodox cemetery has 19th and 20th century gravestones.

The isolated rural/agricultural hillside has no sign or marker. Reached by a public road, access is open to all. No wall, fence, or gate. Approximate pre- and post-WWII size was 30 m x 30 m. 0-100 stones are visible. 20-100 stones are in original location. 1-20 stones are not in original location. Less than 25% 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 19th century. The 19th century granite and sandstone flat shaped and smoothed and inscribed gravestones have Hebrew inscriptions. No known mass graves. The national Jewish community owns the property used for orchard. Adjacent properties are a village setting with houses, gardens, orchards, and pastures. Rarely, private Jewish or non-Jewish visitors stop. The never vandalized cemetery has no maintenance. Current care is occasional clearing or cleaning by individuals. No structures. Weather erosion and vegetation are a moderate threat.

Raiciu Ioana, B-dul 21 Decembrie no. 13-15, ap. 6, Cluj Napoca, tel: 190 849 and Popa Cosmina, Tatra Str., no. 4, ap. 11 Cluj Napoca, tel: 128 764 visited and completed the survey on August 09, 2000 using the following documentation:

  • The General Census of the Population of Transylvania 1850, Ed. Staff, 1996
  • Ernest Wager, Historisch & Statistisches - Ortsnamenbuch fur Siebenburgen, Ed. Bohlau, 1977
  • Carmilly-Weinberger, Moshe. Istoria evreilor din Transilvania (1623-1944), Bucharest, 1994
  • Coriolan Suciu, Dictionar istoric al localităţilor din Transilvania, I-II, Bucharest, 1968.
    Recensamintul general al populatiei din Transilvania-1930 decembrie 29, I-III, Bucharest, 1938

August 9, 2000, Raiciu and Popa met with the Jewish Community of Mures, Sauber Bernath. [January 2003]

 

CEMETERY 2:

The cemetery is located in Acatari, near the village, cod 4329, judet Mures. The isolated rural/agricultural hillside Orthodox cemetery has no sign or marker. Reached by a public road, access is open to all. No wall, fence, or gate. No caretaker.

Approximate pre- and post-WWII size is 10 m x 10 m. 1-20 stones are visible, some not in original location. 50%-75% of the stones are toppled or broken. Location of stones removed from the cemetery is unknown. Vegetation overgrowth in the cemetery is a constant problem disturbing stones. Water drainage is good all year. No special sections.

The unlandmarked Orthodox cemetery was established in 19th century. Last known burial was 20th century. The oldest known gravestone dates from 19th century. The 19th and 20th century limestone flat shaped common gravestones have Hebrew inscriptions. No known mass graves. The national Jewish community owns the property used for orchard. Adjacent properties are a village setting with houses, gardens, orchards, and pastures. Rarely, private Jewish or non-Jewish visitors stop at the never vandalized cemetery. No maintenance. No care now. No structures. Security and weather erosion are moderate threats. Vegetation is a serious threat. The grass is growing all over the stones.

Raiciu Ioana, B-dul 21 Decembrie no. 13-15, ap. 6, Cluj Napoca, tel: 190 849 and Popa Cosmina, Tatra Str., no. 4, ap. 11, Cluj Napoca, tel: 128 764 visited the site and completed the survey on August 9, 2000 using the following documentation:

  • The General Census of the Population of Transylvania 1850, Ed. Staff, 1996
  • Ernest Wager, Historisch & Statistisches - Ortsnamenbuch fur Siebenburgen, Ed. Bohlau, 1977
  • Carmilly-Weinberger, Moshe. Istoria evreilor din Transilvania (1623-1944), Bucharest, 1994
  • Coriolan Suciu, Dictionar istoric al localităţilor din Transilvania, I-II, Bucharest, 1968.
  • Recensamintul general al populatiei din Transilvania-1930 decembrie 29, I-III, Bucharest, 1938

Raiciu Ioana & Popa Cosmina interviewed Sauber Bernath of the Jewish Community of Mures. [January 2003]

Last Updated on Thursday, 27 December 2012 18:19