|AGRIS: Satu Mare County, Transylvania|
Agriş (Hungarian: Egri;i] s a commune composed of two villages, Agriş and Ciuperceni. Formerly part of Botiz Commune, the villages were split off in 2004 to form the separate commune of Agriş.
The cemetery is located at Agris, 3912, com. Botiz, judet Satu Mare, 4753 2301, 280.1 miles NNW of Bucharest and 16 km from Satu Mare. Alternate name: Egri (Hungarian) and Agriş . Present town population is 1,000-5,000 with no Jews.
The 1880 Jewish population by census was 60, by 1900 census was 47, and in 1930 was 20. 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 at end of the 19th century. Last known burial was inter-war period.
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. A fence with a non-locking gate surrounds the site. Approximate pre-WWII size is unknown. Approximate post-WWII size is 38 x 30 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 not a problem. Water drainage is good all year.
The oldest known gravestone dates from end of the 19th century. The 19th and 20th century marble, granite, limestone, and concrete flat shaped and smoothed and inscribed gravestones have Hebrew and Hungarian inscriptions. No known mass graves.
The local Jewish community owns the property used for Jewish cemetery and orchard. Adjacent properties are in village residential setting with houses, gardens, orchards, and pastures. 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 cleaning and re-erecting stones and clearing vegetation. Current care is regular unpaid caretaker. No structures.
Claudia Ursutiu, Pietroasa Str. no. 21, 3400 Cluj-Napoca, tel: 0040-64-151073 visited the site and completed the survey on 24 July 2000 using the following documentation:
Claudia and Adrian Ursutiu interviewed Nagy Ilona, Agris. [January 2003]
|Last Updated on Thursday, 27 December 2012 18:50|