LOPADEA NOUA: Alba, Transylvania Print

The cemetery is located in Lopadea Noua no. 303, Judet Alba, 4617 2349, 169.1 miles NW of Bucharest and 20 km from Aiud. Alternate name: Lapad (Hungarian). Present town population is 5,000-25,000 with no Jews.

  • Mayor Szolga Stefan, com. Lopadea Noua
  • The Jewish Community of Alba Iulia, Str. Tudor Vladimirescu no. 4, Alba Iulia, Romania. Phone: 00/40/58/817840
  • The Federation of the Jewish Communities of Romania, Sf. Vineri Str., no. 9-11, Sector 3, Bucharest, Romania
  • "A.D. Xenopol" Institute of History, Lascar Catargi Str., no. 15, 6400- Iasi (judet Iasi), Romania. Tel. 032/212614; e-mail: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . Director: Alexandru Zub.
  • Key holder and caretaker: Benedek Simion, com. Lopadea Noua, no. 303, judet Alba
  • Interested: Szolga Istvan, com. Lopadea Noua, no. 305, judet Alba; Abraham Geza, Str. Tudor Vladimirescu no. 4, Alba Iulia, Romania. Phone: 00/40/58/817840
  • The 1880 Jewish population by census was seventeen and in 1930 was six. The unlandmarked Orthodox cemetery was established in 19th century with Last known burial was 20th century.

    The rural/agricultural hillside, part of a municipal cemetery, has no sign or marker. Reached via private property, (Szolga Istvan) access is open with permission. A fence with a no gate surrounds the site. Approximate pre- and post-WWII size is 40 x 70 m. 1-20 stones are visible, all in original location. 50%-75% 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 19th century. The 19th and 20th century marble, limestone, and sandstone gravestones are boulders, flat shaped, and smoothed and inscribed gravestones with Hebrew inscriptions. Some have portraits on stones.

    The national Jewish community owns the property used for orchard. Adjacent properties are agricultural. Pre- and post-WWII size is the same. Rarely, private Jewish or non-Jewish visitors stop at the never vandalized cemetery. No maintenance. Current care is regular unpaid caretaker. No structures. Vegetation is a moderate threat.

    Lucian Nastasă, Clinicilor Str., no. 19, Cluj, Romania, tel. 064/190107. Email: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it visited the site and completed the survey on November 2, 2000 using the following documentation:

  • Tr. Rotaru (coord.), Recensamintul din 1880. Transilvania, Cluj, Edit. Staff, 1997.
  • Kalman Weszpremy, A magyarorszagi zsidok statistikaja, Debrecen, 1907.
  • Recensamintul general al populatiei Romaniei, 1930, vol.II, publicat de Sabin Manuila, Bucuresti, 1938.
  • Lajos Venetianer, A magyar zsidosag tortenete, Budapest, 1922
  • Carmilly-Weinberger, Moshe. Istoria evreilor din Transilvania (1623-1944), Bucuresti, Edit.Enciclopedica, 1994.
  • Izvoare si marturii referitoare la evreii din Romania, I-III/1-2, Bucuresti, 1986-1999.
  • Ladislau Gyemant, Evreii din Transilvania in epoca emanciparii (1790-1867), Bucuresti, Edit.Enciclopedica, 2000
  • Lucian Nastasă interviewed Benedek Simion, com. Lopadea Noua, no. 303, judet Alba; Szolga Istvan, com. Lopadea Noua, no. 305, judet Alba. [January 2003]

     

    Last Updated on Thursday, 10 April 2014 07:00