|CEICA: Bihor County, Transylvania|
International Jewish Cemetery Project - Romania C The cemetery is located in Ceica, 3628, judet Bihor, Romania at 4651 2211, 252.1 miles NW of Bucharest and 33 km from Oradea. Alternate name: Magyarcseke (Hungarian). Present town population is under 1,000 with no Jews.
The 1880 Jewish population by census was 40, by 1900 census was 51, and in 1930 was 130. In May 1944, the Jews were gathered in the Oradea ghetto and on May 23, 25, 28-30, and June 1-5, 27 were deported to Auschwitz. The unlandmarked Orthodox cemetery was established in second half of the 19th century with last known burial in inter-war period
The rural/agricultural hillside, part of a municipal cemetery, has no sign or marker. Reached by a public road, access is open to all. A fence with a non-locking gate surrounds the site. Approximate pre-WWII size is unknown. Approximate post-WWII size is 33 x 20 m. 1-20 stones are visible, some not in original location. 25%-50% 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 second half of the 19th century. The 19th and 20th century marble, limestone, and concrete and local stone flat shaped and smoothed and inscribed and double tombstones have Hebrew and Hungarian 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 at the never vandalized cemetery No maintenance. No care now. No structures. Vegetation is a serious threat. (The cemetery is almost covered with vegetation.) Incompatible nearby development is a moderate threat.
Ursutiu Claudia, Pietroasa Str. no. 21, 3400 Cluj-Napoca, tel: 0040-64-151073 visited the site and completed the survey on 8 July 2000 using the following documentation:
Claudia and Adrian Ursutiu conducted no interviews. [January 2003]