|HODOD: Satu Mare County, Transylvania|
International Jewish Cemetery Project - Romania F-J The cemetery is located at Hodod, 3979, judet Satu Mare, 4724 2302, 252.3 miles NW of Bucharest and 13 km from Cehu Silvaniei. The alternate names are Hadad (Hungarian) and Kriegsdorf (German), Present town population is 1,000-5,000 with no Jews.
The 1880 Jewish population by census was 139, by 1900 census was 167, and in 1930 was 101. 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 cemetery was established in second half of the 19th century. Last known burial was inter-war period.
The rural/agricultural hillside, separate but near other cemeteries, has no sign or marker. Reached via private property, 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 28 x 24 x 16 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 1862. The granite, limestone, and sandstone 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. Rarely, private Jewish or non-Jewish visitors stop. The never vandalized cemetery has no maintenance. No care now. No structures. Security and weather erosion are moderate threats. Vegetation is a very serious threat. The cemetery is completely covered with vegetation.
Claudia and Adrian Ursutiu interviewed no one. [January 2003]