|BELTIUG: Satu Mare judet, Bolda, Ghirisa, Giungi, Ratesti, Sandra, (Belthiug, Beltiug, Krasznabeltek)|
Alternate names: Belthiug, Beltiug, Krasznabeltek, 47°33' N 22°51' E, 265.7 miles NW of Bucureşti .Beltiug commune is
composed of six villages:
In Romanian / in Hungarian:
The cemetery is located in Beltiug, 3966, judet Satu Mare, 4733 2251, 265.7 miles NW of Bucharest and 32 km from Satu Mare. Alternate name: Beltek (Hungarian). Present town population is 1,000-5,000 with no Jews.
The 1880 Jewish population by census was 78, by 1900 census was 67, 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 cemetery was established in second half of the 19th century. Last known burial was 1974.
The rural/agricultural hillside, separate but near other cemeteries, 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 29 x 20 m. 1-20 stones are visible, some not in original location. Less than 25% 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. No special sections.
The oldest known gravestone dates from second half of the 19th century. The 19th and 20th century marble, granite, limestone, and concrete flat shaped, smoothed and inscribed, and carved relief-decorated common 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 residential. 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 visited the site and completed the survey 27 July 2000 using the following documentation:
They interviewed Ardelean Magdalena, Beltiug. [January 2003]
|Last Updated on Thursday, 03 January 2013 14:23|