INEU: Arad County, Transylvania Print


The cemetery is located in Ineu, western side of the town, on the field, 2850, judet Arad, either 4731 2350, 239.0 miles NNW of Bucharest, or 4722 2316, 244.0 miles NNW of Bucharest; 56 km from Arad. Alternate name: Borosjeno (Hungarian) Present town population is 1,000-5,000 with no Jews.

  • Mayor Nicolae Mehelean, Ineu, Str. Aurel Vlaicu, no. 43, phone: +40-57-477143;
  • The Jewish Community of Arad, 10, Tribunul Dobra Str., 2900 Arad, Romania. Tel. +40-57-281310
  • The Federation of the Jewish Communities of Romania, Sf. Vineri Str., no 9-11, Sector 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
  • Key holder: Berar Pavel, Drumul Ineului Str., no. 423, Ineu, judet Arad, Romania

The 1880 census Jewish population was 80 and in 1910 was 178. The unlandmarked Orthodox cemetery was established in 20th century Last known burial was around 1939 The cemetery is hidden between fields of grain. You can see only traces of stones, a ruined site. The isolated rural/agricultural flat has no sign or marker. Reached by a public road, access is open to all. No wall, fence, or gate. Approximate pre-and post-WWII size is 10 m2. 1-20 stones are visible, some 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 not a problem. Water drainage is a constant problem. No special sections.

The oldest known gravestone dates from 20th century The 19th and 20th century marble, granite, sandstone, and "other" common gravestones have Hebrew inscriptions. No known mass graves.

The national Jewish community owns the property used for. orchard. Adjacent properties are agricultural. Rarely, private Jewish or non-Jewish visitors stop. The cemetery was not vandalized in the last ten years. No maintenance. No care now. No structures. Security is a very severe threat: Weather erosion is a moderate threat. Vegetation is a moderate threat. Vandalism is a very serious threat.

Assistant Professor Alexandru Pecican, Almasului Str., Bl. R1, apt. 14, 3400 Cluj-Napoca
visited the site and completed the survey on August 27, 2000 using the following documentation:

  • Coriolan Suciu, Dicţionar istoric al localităţilor din Transilvania, I-II, Bucharest, 1968
  • Marki Sandor, Arad varmegye es Arad szabad kiralyi varos tortenete, Arad, 1895
  • 1880 census, Bucharest, Edit. Staff, 1999.
  • Carmilly-Weinberger, Moshe. History of the Jews of Transylvania (1623-1944), Bucharest, 1994 (in Romanian)

He visited the site and interviewed Berar Pavel, Ineu. [January 2003]

Last Updated on Friday, 23 January 2009 14:38