|CEHALUT: Satu Mare County, Transylvania|
International Jewish Cemetery Project - Romania C The cemetery is located at Cehalut, 3847, com. Cehal, judet Satu Mare, 4725 2234, 266.8 miles NW of Bucharest and 10 km from Tasnad. Alternate name: Magyarcsaholy (Hungarian), CEHALUTI. Present town population is 1,000-5,000 with no Jews.
The 1880 Jewish population by census was 20, by 1900 census was 19, and in 1930 was 11. In May 1944, the Jews were gathered in the ghetto of 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 1970.
The rural/agricultural hillside, part of a municipal cemetery, has no sign or marker. Reached by a public road, site has no wall, fence, or gate. Approximate pre-WWII size is unknown. Approximate post-WWII size is approximately 6 x 6 m. 1-20 stones are visible, some not in original location. 50%-75% of the stones are toppled or broken. Stones removed from the cemetery are probably in farms. Vegetation overgrowth in the cemetery is not a problem. Water drainage is good all year.
The oldest known gravestone dates from end of the 19th century. The 19th and 20th century slate [?} 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. 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 is a serious threat. (no fence, no gate and far away from the village) Weather erosion is a moderate threat.
Claudia Ursutiu, Pietroasa Str. no. 21, 3400 Cluj Napoca, Romania, tel. 0040-64-151073 visited the site and completed the survey 26 July 2000 using the following documentation:
Claudia and Adrian Ursutiu interviewed Magyarosi Karoly, 26. 07. 2000, Cehalut [January 2003]