|GHENCI: Satu Mare County, Transylvania|
International Jewish Cemetery Project - Romania F-J The cemetery is located in Ghenci, 3826, com. Cauas, judet Satu Mare, 4738 2232, 279.3 miles NW of Bucharest and 8 km from Carei. Alternate name: Gencs (Hungarian), Ghenciu. Present town population is 1,000-5,000 with no Jews.
The 1880 Jewish population by census was 11, by 1900 census was 19, and in 1930 was 12. 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 via a broken fence with a no gate. Approximate pre-WWII size is unknown. Approximate post-WWII size is 40 x 10 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 a constant problem disturbing stones. Water drainage is good all year. Cannot determine if cemetery has/had special sections. The oldest known gravestone dates from end of the 19th century. The 19th and 20th century limestone, concrete, and local stone 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 residential and local cemetery. Rarely, private Jewish or non-Jewish visitors stop. The never vandalized cemetery had no maintenance. No care now. No structures. Security and vegetation are serious threats. The cemetery is almost covered by vegetation. 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 27 July 2000 using the following documentation:
No interviews. [January 2003]