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International Jewish Cemetery Project - Romania F-J HOGHIZ I:

The cemetery is located at Hoghiz, near the village, cod 3035, judet Brasov, Romania. The alternate names are Heviz (Hungarian) and Warmbach (German.) 4559 2518,53 km from Brasov and 113.9 miles NNW of Bucharest. Present town population is 1,000-5,000 with no Jews.

  • Mayor Serban Ioan, Hoghiz
  • The Jewish Community of Brasov, cod 2200, Brasov, Romania, Tel. 0040-68-143532.
  • The Federation of The Jewish Communities of Romania, Sf. Vineri Str. no. 9-11, sect. 3, Bucharest, Romania
  • "Dr. Moshe Carmilly" Institute for Hebrew and Jewish History, Universitatii Str. no. 7-9, room 61, 3400 Cluj-Napoca, Romania, Director: Ladislau Gyemant, This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
  • Caretaker and key holder: none

The 1850 Jewish population by census was 35, in 1857 was 74, in 1910 was 76, and in 1930 was 27. The 19th and 20th century unlandmarked Orthodox cemetery on isolated rural/agricultural flat land has no sign or marker. Reached by a public road, access is open with permission. A fence with a gate that locks surrounds the site.

Approximate pre- and post-WWII size is 20 m x 25 m. 1-20 stones are visible. 1-20 stones are and 1-20 stones are 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 seasonal problem preventing access. Water drainage is good all year. No special sections.

Tombstones date from the 19th century. The limestone and sandstone flat shaped and smoothed and inscribed common gravestones have inscriptions in Hebrew. No known mass graves. The national 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 has no maintenance or care. No structures. Weather erosion is a moderate threat.

Oprea Ioana, B-dul 21 Decembrie, no. 13-15, ap. 6, Cluj Napoca, tel: 190
849 and Popa Cosmina, Tatra Str., no. 4, ap. 11, Cluj Napoca, tel: 128 764 visited the site and completed the survey on December 16, 2000 using the following documentation:

  • The General Census of the Population of Transylvania 1850, Bucharest, Ed. Staff, 1996
  • The General Census of the Population of Transylvania 1857, Bucharest, Ed. Staff, 1997
  • The General Census of the Population of Transylvania 1880, Bucharest, Ed. Staff, 1999
  • The General Census of the Population of Transylvania 1910, Bucharest, Ed. Staff, 2000
  • Ernest Wager, Historisch - Statistisches - Ortsnamenbuch fur Siebenburgen, Koln-Wien, Ed. Bohlau, 1977
  • Carmilly-Weinberger, Moshe. Istoria evreilor din Transilvania (1623-1944), Bucharest, 1994
  • Coriolan Suciu, Dictionar istoric al localitãþilor din Transilvania, I-II, Bucharest, 1968.
  • Recensamintul general al populatiei din Transilvania - 1930 decembrie 29, I-III, Bucharest, 1938
  • Ladislau Gyemant, This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it , The Jews of Transylvania in the Age of Emancipation (1790-1867), Bucharest, Edit. Enciclopedica, 2000

No interviews. [January 2003]

 

HOGHIZ II:

See HOGHIZ I for town information.

The 19th and 20th century unlandmarked Orthodox isolated rural/agricultural flat land has no sign or marker. Reached via private property, access is open with permission. A fence with a gate that locks surrounds the site.

Approximate pre- and post-WWII size was 50 m x 35 m. 20-100 stones are visible. 20-100 stones are in original location. 1-20 stones are 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 19th century. The 19th and 20th century granite and sandstone flat shaped and smoothed and inscribed common gravestones have inscriptions in Hebrew. No known mass graves. The national Jewish community owns the property used for Jewish cemetery only. Adjacent properties are "other." Rarely, private Jewish or non-Jewish visitors stop. The never vandalized cemetery's maintenance has been clearing vegetation. Current care is by unpaid regular caretaker. No structures. Weather erosion is a moderate threat.

Oprea Ioana, B-dul 21 Decembrie, no. 13-15, ap. 6, Cluj Napoca, tel: 190
849 and Popa Cosmina, Tatra Str., no. 4, ap. 11, Cluj Napoca, tel: 128 764 visited the site and completed the survey on December 16, 2000 using the following documentation:

  • The General Census of the Population of Transylvania 1850, Bucharest, Ed. Staff, 1996
  • The General Census of the Population of Transylvania 1857, Bucharest, Ed. Staff, 1997
  • The General Census of the Population of Transylvania 1880, Bucharest, Ed. Staff, 1999
  • The General Census of the Population of Transylvania 1910, Bucharest, Ed. Staff, 2000
  • Ernest Wager, Historisch - Statistisches - Ortsnamenbuch fur Siebenburgen, Koln-Wien, Ed. Bohlau, 1977
  • Carmilly-Weinberger, Moshe. Istoria evreilor din Transilvania (1623-1944), Bucharest, 1994
  • Coriolan Suciu, Dictionar istoric al localitãþilor din Transilvania, I-II, Bucharest, 1968.
  • Recensamintul general al populatiei din Transilvania - 1930 decembrie 29, I-III, Bucharest, 1938
  • Ladislau Gyemant, This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it , The Jews of Transylvania in the Age of Emancipation (1790-1867), Bucharest, Edit. Enciclopedica, 2000
No interviews. [January 2003]

 

 
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