|BOGATA DE SUS: (Vad, Cluj County)|
Alternate names: Bogata de Sus [Rom], Magyarbogáta and Felsöbogáta [Hun], Bogata Ungurească. 47°12' N, 23°43' E, 30 miles N of Cluj-Napoca (Kolozsvár), 8 miles WNW of Dej (Dés). Vad is a communecomposed of seven villages: Bogata de Jos, Bogata de Sus, Calna, Cetan, Curtuiuşu Dejului, Vad and Valea Groşilor. Jewish population: 15 (in 1877).
The cemetery is located at Bogata de Sus, nr. 20, 3360. Current town population is under 500 with no Jews.
The isolated rural/agricultural hillside has no sign or marker. Reached by crossing private property, access is open to all via a fence and locking gate. The pre- and post-WWII size is 1000 sq.m. 100-500 gravestones are in cemetery with 20-100 in original location and 1-20 not in original location. Less than 25% of the stones are toppled or broken. No stones were removed from the cemetery (probably.)
Vegetation in the site is not a problem. Water drainage is a constant problem. No special sections. The 19th and 20th century tombstones are made of other material, boulders or flat shapped with Hebrew and Hungarian inscription. The municipality owns site is used only as a Jewish cemetery. Adjacent properties are agricultural and industrial. Rarely, private Jewish or non-Jewish individuals visit the never-vandalized cemetery. Care has been clearing of vegetation by a regular caretaker paid by the local Jewish community in Cluj. No structures. No threats.
Alexandru Pecican, assistant professor, Almasului str., Bl. R1, ap. 14, 3400 Cluj-Napoca, Romania visited the site and completed the survey on May 7, 2000 using the following documentation:
|Last Updated on Thursday, 03 January 2013 18:25|