|BANLOC: Timis County ( Banloc, Ofseniţa, Partoş, Soca, Banlok, Bánlak)|
Banloc, Banlok, Bánlak/ 45°23' N 21°08' E, 251.3 miles WNW of Bucureşt. Banloc is a commune in Timiş County composed of four villages: Banloc, Ofseniţa, Partoş and Soca.
The cemetery is at Banloc, 1933. 4523 2108, 251.5 miles WNW of Bucharest and 48 km from Timisoara. Alternate Hungarian name is Banlak. Present town population is 1,000-5,000 with no Jews.
The Jewish population by census was ten in 1880, nineteen in 1910, and two in 1930. The unlandmarked Orthodox and Neolog The 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 ((Catholic cemetery), has no sign or marker. Reached by a public road, access is open to all. A fence surrounds the site with a non-locking gate.
Approximate pre-WWII size is unknown. Approximate post-WWII size is 20 x 10 m. 1-20 stones are visible with 1-20 in original location and 1-20 stones not in original location. More than 75% of the stones are toppled or broken. Location of stones removed from the cemetery is unknown. Vegetation overgrowth in the cemetery is a constant problem preventing access. Water drainage is good all year.
The oldest known gravestone dates from the end of the 19th century. The 19th and 20th century marble, sandstone, concrete, and brick flat shaped and smoothed and inscribed are only common gravestones. Inscriptions are in Hebrew and German. No known mass graves. The local Jewish community owns the property used for Jewish cemetery only. Adjacent properties are agricultural. 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] No maintenance. No care now. No structures. Security is a moderate threat. The gravestones are almost covered by vegetation.
Claudia Ursutiu, Pietroasa Str. no. 21, 3400 Cluj Napoca, Romania, tel. 0040-64-151073 visited the site and completed the survey using the following documentation:
Claudia and Adrian Ursutiu visited but conducted no interviews. [January 2003]
|Last Updated on Wednesday, 02 January 2013 18:48|