|CAUAS: Satu Mare County, Transylvania|
International Jewish Cemetery Project - Romania C The cemetery is located in Cauas, 3843, judet Satu Mare, 4734 2233, 275.3 miles NW of Bucharest and 16 km from Carei. Alternate name: Erkavas (Hungarian). Present town population is 1,000-5,000 with no Jews.
The 1880 Jewish population by census was 33, by 1900 census was 18, and in 1930 was 6. In May 1944, the Jews were gathered in the ghetto of Carei, then in that from Satu Mare and on May 19, 22, 26, 29, 30, 31, and June 1 were deported to Auschwitz. The unlandmarked Orthodox The cemetery was established at end of the 19th century. Last known burial was inter-war period
The rural/agricultural flat land, separate but near other cemeteries, has no sign or marker. Reached by a public road, access is open to all. No wall, fence, or gate. Approximate pre-WWII size is unknown. Approximate post-WWII size is approximately 1. 5 x 1 m. 1-20 stones are visible, some not in original location. 25%-50% of the stones are toppled or broken. Stones removed from the cemetery are probably in the farms. Vegetation overgrowth in the cemetery is not a problem. Water drainage is good all year.
The oldest known gravestone dates from 1912. The 20th century sandstone and local stone 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 agricultural and Greek-Orthodox cemetery. Compared to 1939, the cemetery boundaries enclose a larger area. Rarely, private Jewish or non-Jewish visitors stop. The cemetery was not vandalized in the last ten years or occasionally in the last ten years. [sic] Maintenance has been clearing vegetation. Current care is occasional clearing or cleaning by individuals. No structures. Security and weather erosion are moderate threats.
Claudia Ursutiu, Pietroasa Str. no. 21, 3400 Cluj Napoca, Romania, tel. 0040-64-151073 visited the site and completed the survey 27 July 2000 using the following documentation:
No interviews. [January 2003]