|ISACCEA: (Braila county)|
Cemetery is located at Str. Campia Libertatii, no. 11, Isaccea, judet Braila at 4516 2828, 129.3 miles ENE of Bucharest and 42 km from Tulcea. Present town population is 25,000-100,000 with no Jews.
The Jewish population by 1900 census was 36 and was 21 in 1930. The cemetery was established in 19th century with last known burial in 1930. The unlandmarked Orthodox cemetery is 2.5 km from the congregation that used it.
The isolated rural/agricultural hillside has Jewish symbols on wall or gate. Reached by a public road, access is entirely closed. A masonry wall with a gate that locks surrounds the site. Approximate pre- and post-WWII size is 80 x 50 m. 1-20 stones are visible. All gravestones are 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.
Tombstones date from the 20th century. The limestone flat shaped gravestones, some with portraits on stones have Hebrew inscriptions. The regional or national government owns the property used for an orchard. Adjacent properties are agricultural. Rarely, local residents stop at the never vandalized cemetery with no maintenance. Current care is regular unpaid caretaker. No structures. No threats.
Lucian Nastasă interviewed Zaharia Maria, Str. Avram Iancu no. 3, Isaccea. Phone: 040/540763 on 7 May 2001. [January 2003]
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