ADAMUS: Mures County, Transylvania Print
Alternate name: Adămuş. 46°18' N 24°14' E , 157.5 miles NW of Bucureşti. It is composed of six villages: Adămuş, Chinciuş, Corneşti, Crăieşti, Dâmbău and Herepea. Until 1918, the village belonged to the Maros-Torda County of the Kingdom of Hungary. After the Treaty of Trianon of 1920, it became part of Romania.

The cemetery is located in Adamus at Soimilor Str. no. 2, cod 3230, judet Mures, 4618 2414, 157.5 miles NW of Bucharest and 5 km from Tarnaveni. The alternate name is Adamos (Hungarian.) Present town population is 1,000-5,000 with no Jews.

  • Mayor Sipos Iosif, Adamus, tel. 440249,
  • The Jewish Community of Tîrgu Mures, A. Filimon Str. no. 23, tel. 161810, cod 4300, Tîrgu Mures, Romania
  • 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, Universităţii 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
  • Key holder and caretaker: Csiki Gheorghe, Soimilor Str. no. 2, Adamus

The 1850 Jewish population by census was 144 and in 1930 was 43. In May 1944, the Jews were gathered in the ghetto of Targu Mures; and on May 27, 30 and June 8, 1944 were deported to Auschwitz. The unlandmarked Orthodox cemetery was established in 19th century. Last known burial was 20th century.

The isolated rural/agricultural flat land has no sign or marker. Reached via private road,
access is open with permission. A fence with a gate that locks surrounds the site. Approximate pre- and post-WWII size is 3100 m. 100-500 stones are visible. 20-100 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 not a problem. Water drainage is good all year. No special sections.

The oldest known gravestone dates from 19th century. The 19th and 20th century marble, granite, limestone, and iron boulders, flat shaped, smoothed and inscribed, carved relief decorated, and double tombstone gravestones have Hebrew, Romanian, and Hungarian inscriptions. Some have traces of painting on their surfaces. No known mass graves. The national Jewish community owns the property used for an orchard. Adjacent properties are residential. Rarely, private Jewish or non-Jewish visitors stop. The never vandalized cemetery maintenance has been re-erection of stones and clearing vegetation. Current care is occasional clearing or cleaning by unpaid individuals. No structures.

Cosmina Popa, Tatra Str. no. 4, tel. 064/ 128764, Cluj Napoca, 3400 and Ioana Raiciu, Bd. 21 Decembrie, 13-15, 064/190849, Cluj-Napoca, 3400 visited the site and completed the survey on August, 11, 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

They interviewed Csiki Gheorghe, Adamus. [January 2003]


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