|AGRIJ: Salaj judet|
Agrij (Hungarian: Felsőegregy) 47°04' N 23°08' E, 231.2 miles NW of Bucureşti and 10 km from Zalau. Treznea (Romanian) and Agrij are both current names. Ordogkut [Hungarian] is a commune located in Sălaj County composed of two villages: Agrij and Răstolţu Deşert (Pusztarajtolc). It was called Treznea-Agrij from 1988 to 1995, when Treznea and Bozna villages were split off to form Treznea Commune.
US Commission Report:
The cemetery is located near the village at tr. Principala 194, cod 4719, judet Salaj, Romania at 4706 2307, Present town population is 1,000-5,000 with no Jews.
The 1850 Jewish population by census was 12, in 1880 was 13, in 1900 was 17, in 1910 was 51 and in 1930 was 23. In May 1944, the Jews were gathered in the ghetto of Cehei, then in Simleul Silvaniei and on May 31, June 3, 6 they were deported to Auschwitz. The unlandmarked Orthodox cemetery was established in 19th century. Last known burial was 20th century.
The isolated rural/agricultural hillside has no sign or marker. Reached by a public road,
No special sections. The oldest known gravestone dates from 19th century. The 19th and 20th century granite boulders and flat shaped common gravestones have Hebrew inscriptions. No known mass graves. The national Jewish community owns the property used for Jewish cemetery only. Adjacent properties are agricultural. Rarely, private Jewish or non-Jewish visitors stop at the never vandalized cemetery maintenance has been clearing vegetation. Current care is occasional clearing or cleaning by unpaid individuals. No structures. Security is a moderate threat.
Cosmina Popa, Tatra Str. no. 4, tel. 064/ 128764, Cluj Napoca, 3400 and Ioana Oprea, Bd. 21 Decembrie, 13-15, 064/190849, Cluj-Napoca, 3400 visited the site and completed the survey on 28 September 2000 using the following documentation:
They interviewed Grad Cornel, Inspector for Culture, Zalau. [January 2003]
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