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Alternate names: Adom, Adoni, Eradony [Hung].  47°26' N 22°11' E, 279.7 miles NW of Bucureşti and 11 km from Sacuieni. Tarcea (Hungarian: Értarcsa) is a commune in Bihor County composed of three villages: Adoni (Éradony), Galoşpetreu (Gálospetri) and Tarcea.

The cemetery is located at 3762 Adoni, com. Tarcea, judet Bihor, Romania. Present town population is under 1,000 with no Jews.

  • Mayor Lucaci Alexandru, 3764 Tarcea, judet Bihor
  • The Jewish Community of Oradea, Mihai Viteazu Str. no. 4, 3700 Oradea, Romania, tel. 0040-59-134843 (132587)
  • The Federation of The Jewish Communities of Romania, Sf. Vineri Str. no. 9-11, sect. 3, Bucharest, Romania
  • Interested: "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
  • Caretaker with key: Negreanu Alexandru, Adoni, No. 247

The 1880 Jewish population by census was 35 and in 1900 was 22. 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 second half of 19th century. Last known burial was approximately 1935.

The rural/agricultural flat land, separate but near other cemeteries, has no sign or marker. Reached via the local cemetery), access is open with permission. A fence with a gate that locks surrounds the site. Approximate pre- and post-WWII size is 18 x 92 m. 1-20 stones are visible, all in original location. 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 second half of 19th century. The 19th and 20th century marble and sandstone flat shaped and smoothed and inscribed common gravestones have Hebrew and Hungarian inscriptions.

The local Jewish community owns the property used for Jewish cemetery and orchard. Adjacent property is Greek-Catholic cemetery. Rarely, private Jewish or non-Jewish visitors stop. The cemetery was not vandalized in the last ten years or occasionally in the last ten years. [sic] Maintenance has been re-erection of stones, patching broken stones, cleaning stones, and clearing vegetation by local non-Jewish residents in 1992. Current care is regular unpaid caretaker. No structures. No threats.

Ursutiu Claudia, Pietroasa Str. no. 21, 3400 Cluj-Napoca, tel: 0040-64-151073 visited the site and completed the survey on 29 June 2001 using the following documentation:

  • Recensamantul din 1880. Transilvania coord.: Traian Rotariu, Cluj 1997.
  • Recensamantul din 1900. Transilvania Traian Rotariu, Cluj, 1999
  • Recensamintul general al popula]iei din 29 decembrie 1930, (The General Census of the population from December 29, 1930), vol. II, Bucuresti 1938
  • Carmilly-Weinberger, Moshe. History of the Jews of Transylvania (1623-1944), Bucuresti, 1994, in Romanian
  • Recensamantul general al populatiei Romaniei din 29 decembrie 1930, vol.
    II (The General Census of the Population of Romania from 29 December 1930,
    vol. II), Bucuresti, 1938
  • Recensamintul general al populatiei din Romania din 7 ianuarie 1992 (The General Census of the Population of Romania from January 7, 1992), vol. I, Bucuresti, 1994
  • Coriolan Suciu, Dictionar istoric al localitatilor din Transilvania (The Historical Dictionary of Localities in Transylvania), vol. I-II, Bucuresti, 1967
  • Otto Mitelstrass, Historisch-Landeskundlicher Atlas von Siebenburgen, Ortsnamenbuch, Heidelberg, 1992
  • Microsoft Auto Route Express 1999

Claudia and Adrian Ursutiu interviewed Negrenu Alexandru, 29. 06. 2000, Adoni. [January 2003]

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