|GIURGIU: Giurgiu County|
The cemetery is located at Giurgiu, 8375, Mihai Viteazu Str. no. 1, judet Giurgiu. 4353 2558, 38.5 miles S of Bucharest and 60 km from Bucuresti. Current town population is over 100,000 with fewer than 10 Jews.
The Jewish population by census was 427 in 1889 and 450 in 1930. The unlandmarked Orthodox The cemetery was established at end of the 19th century. Last known burial was 1996.
The urban flat land, separate but near other cemeteries, has no sign or marker. Reached by a public road, access is open with permission. Masonry wall with a gate that locks surrounds the site. Approximate pre- and post-WWII size is 120 x 100 m. 100-500 stones are visible. 100-500 are in original location. 20-100 stones are 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 end of the 19th century. The 19th and 20th century marble, granite, limestone, and concrete memorial markers are flat shaped, smoothed and inscribed, and carved relief-decorated, double tombstones, and sculpted monuments. Some have portraits on stones and metal fences around graves. Inscriptions are in Hebrew and Romanian. No known mass graves.
The local Jewish community owns the property used for Jewish cemetery and orchard. Adjacent property is (local cemetery.) Rarely, private Jewish or non-Jewish visitors and local residents stop at the never vandalized cemetery maintenance has been clearing vegetation. Current care is regular caretaker paid by the Jewish community of Pitesti. Within the limits of the cemetery is a preburial house. The chapel is now the caretaker's house. No threats.
Ursutiu Claudia, Pietroasa Str. no. 21, 3400 Cluj-Napoca, tel: 0040-64-151073 visited the site and completed the survey on 9 July 2001 using the following documentation:
Claudia & Adrian Ursutiu interviewed Ivanus Dumitru in Giurgiu. [January 2003]
|Last Updated on Friday, 06 November 2009 20:34|