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International Jewish Cemetery Project - Romania Bo-Bu The cemetery is located in Brad, Eroilor str., no. 1A, 2775 at 4608 2247, 35.2 miles WSW of Hunedoara. The Hungarian name is Brad.

  • Local officials: Mayor Fumarescu Rodica, Townhall of Brad, Republicii str., no. 18
  • Local Religious Authority: Jewish Community of Deva, Libertatii str., no. 9, Romania, tel. 0040-54-215550
  • Regional Authority: The Federation of The Jewish Communities of Romania, Sf. Vineri str., no. 9-11, sect. 3, Bucharest, Romania
  • Interested and may have more information: "Dr. Moshe Carmilly" Institute for Hebrew and Jewish History, Universitatii str., no. 7-9, room 61, 3400 Cluj-Napoca, Romania, Director: Ladislau Gyeman
  • Caretaker with key: Indries Cornel, Eroilor str., no. 1A
  • The Jewish population by census was seventeen in 1850, twenty-two in1880, two hundred in 1900, and ninety-nine in 1930. The Orthodox and Neology cemetery dates from the end of the 19th century with the last known burial in 1973. Incompatible development (planned or proposed)
  • The urban hillside site is part of a municipal cemetery. Reached by turning off public road, the site is open via a broken fence and a gate that does not lock. The pre-WWII size is unknown, but the current size is 60 x 32 m. 100-500 gravestones are in cemetery, 20-100 in original location and 20-100 not in original location. Less than 25% of the stones are toppled or broken. No stones were removed from the cemetery (probably.) Vegetation overgrowth and water drainage are not problems. No special sections.
  • The tombstones date from 1895 through the 20th century. Marble, granite, sandstone, iron, and concrete tombstones are flat-shaped, smoothed and inscribed, carved with relief decoration, and double tombstones. Some tombstones have portraits on the stones and metal fences around graves.Inscriptions are in Hebrew, Hungarian, and Romanian. No known mass graves.

The local Jewish community owns the property used only as a Jewish cemetery. Adjacent properties are residential and local cemetery. The size before WWII is unknown. Rarely, private Jewish or non-Jewish individuals visit. The never-vandalized cemetery Care included reerecting stones, cleaning stones, and clearing vegetation. A regular caretaker paid by the local Jewish congregation cares for the site. No structures. No threats.
Claudia Ursutiu, Pietroasa str. no. 21, 3400 Cluj Napoca, Romania, tel. 0040-64-151073 visited the site and completed the survey on 21 September 2000 and used the following documentation:

  • Recensamantul din 1880. Transilvania (The Census from 1880. Transylvania) coord. : Traian Rotariu, Cluj 1997.
  • Recensamantul din 1900. Transilvania (The Census from 1900. Transylvania) coord.: Traian Rotariu, Cluj, 1999
  • Recensamantul general al populatiei din 29 decembrie 1930 (The General Census of the Population from December 29, 1930), vol. II, Bucuresti 1938
  • Recensamintul general al populatiei din Romania din 7 ianuarie 1992 (The General Census of the Population of Romania from January 7, 1992), vol. I, Bucuresti, 1994
  • Zsido Lexicon, ed. by Ujvari Peter, Budapest, 1929
  • Moshe Carmilly-Weinberger, History of the Jews of Transylvania (1623-1944), Bucuresti, 1994, in Romanian
  • Izvoare si marturii referitoare la evreii din Romania (Sources and Testimonies on the Jews in Romania), vol. III/1-2, coord. L. Gyemant, L. Benjamin, Bucuresti, Ed. Hasefer, 1999
  • Ladislau Gyemant, Evreii din Transilvania in epoca emanciparii, 1790-1867 (The Jews of Transylvania in the Age of Emancipation 1790-1867), Bucuresti, ed, Enciclopedica, 2000
  • Coriolan Suciu, Dictionar istoric al localitatilor din Transilvania (The Historical Dictionary of Localities from Transylvania), vol. I-II, Bucuresti, 1967
  • Otto Mitelstrass, Historisch-Landeskundlicher Atlas von Siebenburgen, Ortsnamenbuch, Heidelberg, 1992
  • Microsoft AutoRoute Express 1999
She interviewed Indries Cornel on 20 September 2000 in Brad.