|MACIN: (Tulcea County)|
The cemetery is located at Str. Orient no. 23, Macin, judet Tulcea at 4515 2809, 115.1 miles ENE of Bucharest and 19 km from Braila. Present town population is 25,000-100,000 with no Jews.
The 1930 Jewish population by census was 31. The cemetery was established in 19th century. Last known burial was 1950. The unlandmarked Orthodox cemetery is 2 km from the congregation that used it.
The isolated urban 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 50 m x 70 m. 1-20 stones are visible. All gravestones are 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 not a problem. Water drainage is good all year.
The oldest known gravestone dates from 19th century. The 19th and 20th century granite, limestone, and sandstone flat shaped and smoothed and inscribed and multi-stone monuments have Hebrew inscriptions. Some have portraits on stones. The national Jewish community owns the property used for an orchard. Adjacent properties are residential. Rarely, local residents stop. The never vandalized cemetery had no maintenance. Current care is regular unpaid caretaker. No structures. No threats.
Lucian Nastasă interviewed Bulgaru Gheorghe, Str. Orient no. 32, Macin. [January 2003]
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