|DINDESTI: Satu Mare County, Transylvania|
nternational Jewish Cemetery Project - Romania D-F The cemetery is located at Dindesti, 3837, com. Andrid, judet Satu Mare, 4732 2223, 278.5 miles NW of Bucharest and 20 km from Carei. Alternate name: Dengerle (Hungarian). Present town population is under 1,000 with fewer than 10 Jews.
The 1880 Jewish population by census was 129, by 1900 census was 87 and in 1930 was 42. 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 cemetery was established in second half 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 60 x 20 m. 1-20 stones are visible, some not in original location. Less than 25% of the stones are toppled or broken. Location of stones removed from the cemetery is unknown. Vegetation overgrowth in the cemetery is not a problem. Water drainage is good all year. No special sections.
The oldest known gravestone dates from 1875. The 19th and 20th century marble, granite, limestone, and concrete flat shaped and 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 never vandalized cemetery maintenance has been re-erection of stones, cleaning stones, and clearing vegetation by local non-Jewish residents in 2000. Current care is regular unpaid caretaker. No structures. Security is a serious threat: no fence, no gate.
. 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 Chaim Erno, Dindesti [January 2003]