BUZA: jud. Cluj Print

 

International Jewish Cemetery Project - Romania Bo-Bu BUZA I (jud. Cluj)
4654 2409, 27.6 miles ENE of Cluj and 33 km from Gherla. The alternate German name is Busaten. The cemetery is located at nr. 172. Incompatible nearby development The current town population is 500-1000 with no Jews.

Local authority: mayor Rusu Viorel, Buza, 3497, Cluj county

Local religious authority: Evreilor (The Jewish Community of) Cluj, Tipografiei str. 25, 3400 Cluj-Napoca, Romania. Tel. 0040-64-196600

National religious authority: Federation of Jewish Communities Romania, Str. Sf. Vineri 9-11, Bucureşti, Tel: (40-1) 613-2538, 143-0010-100. Contact: Mr. Alex Silvan

Interested: "Dr. Moshe Carmilly" Institute for Hebrew and Jewish History, Universitatii str., no. 7-9, room 61, 3400 Cluj-Napoca, Romania. Director: Ladislau Gyemant

Caretaker: Ilie Boca, Buza nr. 172

The Jewish population by census in 1857 is 8 and 34 in 1930. In May 1944, the Jews were gathered in the ghetto in Dej and on May 28, June 6-8 1944 deported to Auschwitz.
The unlandmarked Orthodox cemetery dates from the 19th century with the last known burial in 1917.
The isolated rural/agricultural hillside has no sign or marker. Reached by crossing private property, access is open to all via a fence and a non-locking gate. The pre- and post-WWII size is 900 sq.m. 20-100 gravestones are in cemetery with 1-20 in original location and 1-20 not in original location. No 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 century. The undetermined stone tombstones are flat-shaped and smoothed and Hebrew inscribed. Priviate individuals own the site is used only as a Jewish cemetery. Adjacent properties are residential. Rarely, private Jewish or non-Jewish individuals visit the never vandalized site. Maintenance includes cleaning stones by non-Jewish individuals or groups in 1985. Current care is occasional clearing by individuals and regular unpaid caretaker. 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 April 25, 2000 using the following documentation:

Otto Mittelstrass, Historisch-Landeskindlicher Atlas von Siebenburgen. Ortsnamenbuch, Heidelberg, 1992

The General Census of the Population of Romania - December 29, 1930, I-III, Bucharest, 1938

Ernst Wagner, Historisch-statistisches Ortsnamenbuch fur Siebenburgen, Koln-Vienna, 1977.

Moshe-Carmilly-Weinberger, History of the Jews of Transilvania (1623-1944), Bucharest, 1994 (in Romanian)

He interviewed Ilie Boca in Buza.


BUZA II:
See Buza I for town information.

The isolated and unlandmarked Orthodox 19th and 20th century rural/agricultural hillside site has no sign or marker. Reached by crossing private property, access is open to all. A fence with locking gate surrounds the site. The pre- and post-WWII size is 10 m X 30 m.
20-100 gravestones are in cemetery with 1-20 in original location and 1-20 not in original location. No stones are toppled or broken. No stones were removed from the cemetery (probably.) Vegetation and water drainage are not a problem. No special sections. The 19th century marble, granite, and "other" tombstones are flat-shaped and smoothed and inscribed with Hebrew inscriptions.

The municipality owns the site is used only as a Jewish cemetery and an orchard. Adjacent properties are agricultural. The size before WWII is probably the same. Rarely, private Jewish or non-Jewish individuals visit the never-vandalized cemetery. Maintenance was a wall repair by Jewish individuals abroad before 1989. Care is occasional clearing by individuals and regular unpaid caretaker 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 29 April 2000 using the following documentation:

  • Otto Mittelstrass, Historisch-Landeskindlicher Atlas von Siebenburgen. Ortsnamenbuch, Heidelberg, 1992
  • The General Census of the Population of Romania - December 29, 1930, I-III, Bucharest, 1938
  • Ernst Wagner, Historisch-statistisches Ortsnamenbuch fur Siebenburgen, Koln-Vienna, 1977.
  • Moshe-Carmilly-Weinberger, History of the Jews of Transilvania (1623-1944), Bucharest, 1994 (in Romanian)
He interviewed Beraru Virginia.