|BOINESTI: Boineşti , Bixad, Satu Mare County, Transylvania (Bujánháza)|
47°55' N 23°21' E, 274.1 miles NNW of Bucureşti in Bixad commune composed of three villages: Bixad, Boineşti (Bujánháza) and Trip (Terep).
The cemetery is located in Boinesti, 3921, com. Bixad, judet Satu Mare at 4755 2321, 274.1 miles NNW of Bucharest and 11 km from Negresti Oas. The alternate name is Bujanhaza (Hungarian.) Present town population is 1,000-5,000 with no Jews.
The 1880 Jewish population by census was 48, by 1900 census was 50, and in 1930 was 36. 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, Hasidic cemetery was established at end of the 19th century. Last known burial was inter-war period.
The hill and hillside, separate but near other cemeteries, has no sign or marker. Reached via private property, access is open with permission. A fence with a non-locking gate surrounds. Approximate pre-WWII size is unknown. Approximate post-WWII size is 28 x 15 m. 1-20 stones are visible, some not in original location. 25%-50% 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.
The oldest known gravestone dates from second half of the 19th century. The 19th and 20th century sandstone flat shaped and 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 in village residential setting with houses, gardens, orchards, and pastures. Rarely, private Jewish or non-Jewish visitors stop at the never vandalized cemetery maintenance has been cleaning stones and clearing vegetation. Current care is regular unpaid caretaker. No structures. Weather erosion is a moderate threat.
Claudia Ursutiu, Pietroasa Str. no. 21, 3400 Cluj Napoca, Romania, tel. 0040-64-151073 visited the site and completed the survey in July 2000 using the following documentation:
Claudia and Adrian Ursutiu interviewed Bogatan Ion, Boinesti. [January 2003]
|Last Updated on Thursday, 03 January 2013 19:08|