|BICAZU ARDELEAN: (Neamt judet)|
Alternate names: Bicazu Ardelean, Bicazul Ardelean, (Hungarian: Gyergyóbékás) . 46°51' N 25°56' E, 167.1 miles N of Bucureşti .Bicazu Ardelean is a commune composed of three villages: Bicazu Ardelean, Telec (Gyergyózsedánpatak) and Ticoş (Tikos) and one of three communes in Neamţ County (most of which is in Moldavia) that are part of historic Transylvania
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The cemetery is located at in a place called "in podis", Bicazu Ardelean (5664), Neamt judet, Moldavia region at 46°45' 25°55', 20 km from Bicaz. Present town population is 5,000-25,000 with no Jews.
The 1930 Census registered 67 Jewish inhabitants. This Jewish cemetery was established in the 19th century. The last known Jewish burial in cemetery was in 1919. The unlandmarked Orthodox cemetery was 1 km from the congregation that used it and also was used by the Jews of Bicaz (Neamt judet)
The rural (agricultural) land at the crown of a hill and separate, but near other cemeteries has no sign or marker. Reached by turning directly off a public road, the site has a gate that locks.
The pre- and post-WWII size of the cemetery is 60 m X 35 m. 20 to 100 gravestones are visible in the cemetery. 1 to 20 are in original location. Less than 25% are toppled or broken. Vegetation overgrowth and water drainage are not problems.
No special sections. The oldest known gravestone in the cemetery dates from the 19th century. Tombstones date from the 19th century. The rough stones or boulders, flat shaped stones, finely smoothed and inscribed stones, and flat stones with carved relief decoration have Hebrew inscriptions.
The national Jewish community owns the cemetery property used for agricultural purposes. Adjacent properties are agricultural. Compared to 1939, the cemetery boundaries enclose the same area. Rarely, private visitors (Jewish or non-Jewish) stop. The never vandalized cemetery has no restoration but care is by the regular paid caretaker. No structures. Security is a slight threat.
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