|BOGDAND: Satu Mare County, Transylvania (Bogdan)|
Bogdan,Bogdand commune, 47°25' N 22°56' E, 256.0 miles NW of Bucureşti .
The commune is composed of four villages:
The cemetery is located in Bogdand, 3978, judet Satu Mare, 4725 2256, 256.0 miles NW of Bucharest and 20 km from Cehu Silvaniei. Hungarian name also is Bogdand. Present town population is 1,000-5,000 with no Jews.
The 1880 Jewish population by census was 15, by 1900 census was 18, and in 1930 was 18. 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 inter-war period.
The rural/agricultural hillside, part of a municipal cemetery, has no sign or marker. Reached by a public road, access is unknown. A fence with a gate that locks surrounds the site. Approximate pre-WWII size is unknown. Approximate post-WWII size is 20 x 8 m. 1-20 stones are visible, some not in original location. 50%-75% 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. Cannot determine if cemetery has/had special sections.
The oldest known gravestone dates from end of the 19th century. The 19th and 20th century limestone and sandstone smoothed and inscribed common gravestones have Hebrew inscriptions. No known mass graves. The local Jewish community owns the property used for Jewish cemetery only. Adjacent properties are residential. Rarely, private Jewish or non-Jewish visitors stop. The never vandalized cemetery maintenance has been cleaning stones and clearing vegetation and fixing wall by local non-Jewish residents and Jewish abroad in 1993. Current care is regular caretaker. The property is used only as a Jewish cemetery. No structures. Weather erosion is a moderate threat.
Claudia and Adrian Ursutiu interviewed Nagy Andrei, 28. 07. 2000, Bogdand. [January 2003]
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