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47°23' N 23°56' E, 228.7 miles NNW of Bucureşti .Târgu Lăpuș (Hungarian: Magyarlápos; German: Laposch) is a town in Maramureş County, northernTransylvania, Romania, on the river Lăpuş. The town administers thirteen villages: Boiereni (Boérfalva), Borcut (Borkút), Cufoaia (Kohópatak), Dămăcuşeni (Domokos), Dobricu Lăpuşului (Láposdebrek), Dumbrava (Kisdebrecen), Fântânele (Lápospataka), Groape (Groppa), Inău (Ünőmező), Răzoare (Macskamező), Rogoz (Rogoz), Rohia (Rohi) and Stoiceni (Sztojkafalva).


Alternate Hungarian name: Boerfalva. Located in Maramures County at approximately 12km from Tirgu Lapus. It is hard to say where the cemetery was since we did not find anything there. Entering the village of Boiereni (there is only one way in), go towards the end of town. The cemetery was behind a home towards the end of town and off the left side of the road. There are no house numbers. We cannot find the name of the man that the house belonged to. In talking with a group of elderly folks in Boiereni, we were told that, at one time, there was a cemetery behind the house of one of the men with whom we were talking. When they were young, there were several wooden crosses that have since disappeared also. There is no trace of the cemetery today. They told us that 'no Jewish people lived in the village ever in their lifetimes'. Growing up in the village, they were all told that there were Jewish people living in Boiereni before the 1918 revolution, but that they all left around that time. They were likely referring to the Bela Kun uprising. The area is agricultural, on a hillside and isolated.

John DeMetrick and Christina Crowder, (formerly of Cluj, they have no further information), completed this survey on 22 April 2000 using a list of cemeteries known by the Jewish Community in Baia Mare. They visited the site on 13April 2000 and interviewed elderly of the village.


[UPDATE] Photos - Targu Lapus - by Charles Burns [July 2018]

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