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4539 2136, 235.0 miles WNW of Bucharest and 34 km from Timisoara. The alternate Hungarian name is Buzias. The cemetery is located at Republicii str., code 1919. Current town population is 5,000-25,000 with no Jews.

  • Local authority: Mayor Ilas Albert, Townhall of Buzias, jud. Timis
  • Local religious authority: The Jewish Community of Timisoara, Gheorghe Lazar str., no. 5, Romania, tel. ?, Timisoara, 1900, Romania
  • 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 with key: Bone Ludovic, Republicii str., no. 47B, jud. Timis

The Jewish population by census was eight in 1880, 77 in 900, and 69 in 1930. The unlandmarked Orthodox and Neolog cemetery dates from the second half of the 19th century with the last known Jewish burial in 1936. The rural/agricultural hillside, separate but near other cemeteries, has no sign or marker. Reached by a public road, access is open with permission via a fence and a locking gate. Cemetery's size before WWII is unknown. Current size is 120 x 40 m
100-500 gravestones are in the cemetery with 20-100 in original location and 20-100 not in original location. 50%-75% of the stones are toppled or broken. Stones removed from the cemetery are on nearby farms. Vegetation overgrowth in the cemetery is not a problem. Water drainage is good all year. No sections
The oldest known gravestone dates from 1872. The 19th and 20th century marble and granite, and concrete tombstones are flat shaped and carved relief decorated, and double tombstones. Some have iron fences around graves and other than metallic elements. Inscriptions are in Hebrew, Hungarian, Romanian, and German. No known mass graves.

The local Jewish community owns the site used for Jewish cemetery purposes only. Adjacent property is the Catholic cemetery. Rarely, private Jewish or non-Jewish visitors stop. No vandalism in the last ten years. Past care has been reecting stones, cleaning stones, and clearing vegetation. Current care is by a regular caretaker paid by the Jewish congregation of Timisoara. 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 25 September 2000.

  • 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 Transilvania (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
  • Victor Neumann, Istoria evreilor din Banat (A History of the Jews from Banat), Bucuresti, Atlas, 1999
  • Coriolan Suciu, Dictionar istoric al localitatilor din Transilvania (The historical dictionary of localities from Transylvania), vol. I-II, Bucuresti, 1967
  • Microsoft AutoRoute Express 1999
Claudia and Adrian Ursutiu interviewed Bone Ludovic in Buzias.


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