BUZAU: judet Buzau Print

ALTERNATE NAMES: BUZĂU [ROM], BUZEU. 45°09' N, 26°50' E, 61 MILES NE OF BUCUREŞTI. JEWISH POPULATION: 2,112 (IN 1890).

  • JewishGen Romania SIG
  • Pinkas HaKehilot, Romania, Vol. 1 (1969), p. 24: "Buzau"
  • Encyclopedia of Jewish Life (2001), p. 226: "Buzau".

The cemetery is located at Str. Nurcii 24, Buzau, judet Buzau. 4509 2650, 61.2 miles NE of Bucharest and 115 km from Bucuresti. Alternate name: BUZEU. Current town population is over 100,000 with 10-100 Jews.

  • Mayor Boscodeala Constantin, Str. Daciei, Bl."Palat", Buzau. Phone: 038/436194.
  • The Jewish Community of Pitesti, 19 Noiembrie Str. no. 1, Romania, tel.: 0040-48-632300
  • The Federation of The Jewish Communities of Romania, Sf. Vineri Str. no. 9-11, sect. 3, Bucharest, Romania
  • "A.D. Xenopol" Institute of History, Lascar Catargi Str., no. 15, 6600-Iasi (judet Iasi), Romania. Tel. 032/212614; e-mail: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .
    Director: Alexandru Zub.
  • Caretaker and key holder: Cocioava Vasile, Str. Urziceni 21 bis, Buzau

The Jewish population by census was 432 in 1899 and 1,520 in 1930. In 1941, the Jews were deported to Caracal (Romania) and Transnistria. The cemetery was established in 19th century. Last known burial was 1940. The landmarked Orthodox cemetery is 0.5 km from the congregation that used it. The isolated urban flat land has no sign or marker. Reached by a public road, access is open with permission. A broken masonry wall with a gate that locks surrounds the site.

Approximate pre- and post-WWII size is 30 m x 30 m. 1-20 stones are visible. 1-20 stones are and 1-20 stones are not in original location. Less than 25% of the stones are toppled or broken. Stones removed from the cemetery are in another cemetebrailary (Str. Urziceni no. 23, Buzau.) Vegetation overgrowth in the cemetery is a seasonal problem preventing access. Water drainage is good all year. Cannot determine if cemetery has/had special sections.

The oldest known gravestone dates from 19th century. The 19th and 20th century marble, granite, and sandstone flat shaped and smoothed and inscribed memorial markers have Hebrew inscriptions. Some have portraits on stones. The local Jewish community owns the property used for recreation. Adjacent properties are commercial or industrial and residential. Compared to 1939, the cemetery boundaries enclose a smaller area due to new road and housing development. Rarely, local residents stop. The cemetery was vandalized during WWII. No maintenance. Current care is regular unpaid caretaker. No structures. Vegetation is a moderate threat.

Lucian Nastasă, Clinicilor Str., no. 19, Cluj, Romania, tel. 064/190107.
Email: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it visited site and completed survey on May 16, 2001 using the following documentation:

  • Recensamintul general al populatiei Romaniei, 1930, vol.II, publicat de Sabin Manuila, Bucuresti, 1938.
  • Izvoare si marturii referitoare la evreii din Romania, I-III/1-2, Bucuresti, 1986-1999.

On May 4, 2001, Lucian Nastasă interviewed Cocioava Vasile, Str. Urziceni 21 bis, Buzau. [January 2003]

 

BUZAU (II)

see BUZAU I for town information.

The cemetery is located at Str. Urziceni 23, Buzau, judet Buzau. The cemetery was established in 1940. Last known burial was July 2000. The unlandmarked Orthodox cemetery is 4 km from the congregation that it. The isolated suburban flat land has inscriptions on preburial house and Jewish symbols on gate or wall. Reached by a public road, access is open with permission. A broken masonry wall with a gate that locks surrounds the site.

Approximate pre- and -post-WWII size is 150 x 200 m. 100-500 stones are visible. 100-500 are in original location. 1-20 stones are not in original location. More than 75% of the stones are toppled or broken. Location of stones removed from the cemetery is unknown. Vegetation overgrowth in the cemetery is a seasonal problem preventing access. Water drainage is good all year. No special sections.

The oldest known gravestone dates from 1940. The marble, granite, limestone, sandstone, slate, and concrete memorial markers have iron decoration or lettering, carved relief-decorated, double tombstones, and sculpted monuments. Some have traces of painting on their surfaces, iron decorations or letting, bronze decorations or lettering, other metallic elements, portraits on stones, sculpted monuments and multi-stone monuments. Inscriptions are in Hebrew, Yiddish, and Romanian. The cemetery has Holocaust memorial, and memorials to pogrom victims and Jewish soldiers. The cemetery contains unmarked mass graves.

The local Jewish community owns the property used for Jewish cemetery only. Adjacent properties are commercial or industrial and recreational. Occasionally, private Jewish or non-Jewish visitors stop at the never vandalized cemetery. No maintenance. Current care is regular unpaid caretaker. Within the limits of the cemetery is a preburial house with a tahara, preburial house, and an ohel. Pollution and vegetation are moderate threats threat.

Lucian Nastasă, Clinicilor Str., no. 19, Cluj, Romania, tel. 064/190107.
Email: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it visited site and completed survey on May 16, 2001 using the following documentation:

  • Recensamintul general al populatiei Romaniei, 1930, vol.II, publicat de Sabin Manuila, Bucuresti, 1938.
  • Izvoare si marturii referitoare la evreii din Romania, I-III/1-2, Bucuresti, 1986-1999.

Lucian Nastasă interviewed Cocioava Vasile, Str. Urziceni 21 bis, Buzau. [January 2003]

 

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