|ACIS: Satu Mare judet, Transylvania|
Alternate names: Acîş [Rom], Ákos [Hun], Fürstendorf [Ger], Acâş. 47°32' N, 22°47' E, 19 miles SSW of Satu Mare (Szatmár), 26 miles NNW of Zalău (Zilah). Jewish population: 66 (in 1877), 118 (in 1920).
The cemetery is located at Acas, 3969, judet Satu Mare, 4732 2247, 266.7 miles NW of Bucharest and 36 km from Satu Mare. Alternate name: Akos (Hungarian). Present town population is 1,000-5,000 with no Jews.
The 1880 Jewish population by census was 66, by 1900 census was 166 and in 1930 was 84. In May 1944, the Jews were gathered in the ghetto of Satu Mare and on May 19, 22, 26, 29, 30, 31, and June 1 were deported to Auschwitz. The unlandmarked Orthodox, Hasidic cemetery was established in second half of the 19th century. Last known burial was 1954.
The rural/agricultural flat land, part of a municipal cemetery, has no sign or marker. Reached by a public road, access is open to all. No wall, fence, or gate. Approximate pre-WWII size is unknown. Approximate post-WWII size is 70 x 15 m. 20-100 stones are visible, 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 not a problem. Water drainage is good all year. No special sections.
The oldest known gravestone dates from 1875. The 19th and 20th century marble, granite, limestone, sandstone, and concrete flat shaped, smoothed and inscribed, and carved relief-decorated common gravestones have Hebrew inscriptions. No known mass graves.
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 cleaning stones and clearing vegetation. Current care is occasional clearing or cleaning by individuals. No structures. Security and weather erosion moderate threats.
. Claudia Ursutiu, Pietroasa Str. no. 21, 3400 Cluj Napoca, Romania, tel. 0040-64-151073 visited the site and completed the survey 28 July 2000 using the following documentation:
No interviews [January 2003]
|Last Updated on Thursday, 27 December 2012 18:20|