|BABASESTI: Medieşu Aurit , Satu Mare County, Transylvania|
Alternate name: Băbăşeşti. 47°46' N 23°06' E, 271.2 miles NNW of Bucureşti. Medieşu Aurit (Hungarian: Aranyosmeggyes; meaning "Place of the Golden Sour Cherry") is a commune composed of seven villages:
The cemetery is located in Babasesti, 3982, com. Mediesu Aurit, judet Satu Mare, Romania, 746 2306, 271.2 miles NNW of Bucharest and 21 km from Satu Mare. Alternate name: Szamosberencze (Hungarian.) Present town population is under 1,000 with no Jews.
The 1880 Jewish population by census was 43; by 1900 census was 24, and in 1930 was 13. 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 2000
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 33 x26 m. 1-20 stones are visible. 1-20 stones are not in original location. 25%-50% of the stones are toppled or broken. Stones removed from the cemetery are probably in the farms. 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, sandstone, and concrete flat shaped, smoothed and inscribed, and carved relief-decorated tombstones and multi-stone monuments have Hebrew inscriptions. No known mass graves.
The local Jewish community owns the property used for Jewish cemetery only. 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 stones and clearing vegetation. Current care is regular unpaid caretaker. No structures. Weather erosion is a moderate threat.
Claudia Ursutiu, Pietroasa Str. no. 21, 3400 Cluj Napoca, Romania, tel. 0040-64-151073 visited the site and completed the survey in July 2000 using the following documentation:
Claudia and Adrian Ursutiu interviewed Banyai Olga, noteworthy Jewish residents of the community [sic], Babasesti. [January 2003]
|Last Updated on Wednesday, 02 January 2013 17:56|