|ATEA: Satu Mare County, Transylvania|
The cemetery is located in Atea, 3997, judet Satu Mare, 4752 2247, 285.2 miles NNW of Bucharest 11 km from Satu Mare. Alternate name: Atya, (Hungarian.) Present town population is under 1,000 with no Jews.
The 1880 Jewish population by census was 14, by 1900 census was 30, and in 1930 was 32. 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 The cemetery was established at end of the 19th century. Last known burial was 1946.
The rural/agricultural flat land, separate but near other cemeteries, has no sign or marker. Reached by a public road, access is open to all. No wall, fence, but a non-locking gate. Approximate pre-WWII size is unknown. Approximate post-WWII size is 30 x 40 m. 1-20 stones are visible, some not in original location. 25%-50% 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, and limestone flat shaped and smoothed and inscribed 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 and local 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 cleaning stones and clearing vegetation. Current care is regular unpaid caretaker. No structures.
Claudia Ursutiu, Pietroasa Str. no. 21, 3400 Cluj Napoca, Romania, tel. 0040-64-151073
Claudia and Adrian Ursutiu interviewed Lazin Magdalena, no. 82, 23. 07. 2000, Atea. [January 2003]
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