|MINEU: Salaj County|
US Commission No. ROCE-0479
The cemetery is located at Mineu, near the village, code 4758, judet Salaj, 4721 2306, 247.6 miles NW of Bucharest and 12 km from Cehu Silvaniei. Alternate name: Menyo (Hungarian.) Present town population is under 1,000 with no Jews.
The 1850 Jewish population by census was 19, in 1880 was 43, in 1900 was 42, in 1910 was 42 and from 1930 census was 27. In May 1944, the Jews were gathered in the ghetto of Cehei, then in Simleul Silvaniei and were deported to Auschwitz on May 31, June 6 and 8. The unlandmarked Orthodox cemetery was established in 19th century. Last known burial was 20th century.
The isolated rural/agricultural hillside has no sign or marker. Reached by a public road, access is open to all. A fence with a non-locking gate surrounds the site. Approximate pre- and post-WWII size is 25 m x 10 m. 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 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 granite boulders and flat and shaped 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 never vandalized cemetery.maintenance has been clearing vegetation. Current care is occasional clearing or cleaning by individuals. No structures. Vegetation is a moderate threat. A lot of grass is disturbing the graves.
Cosmina Popa, Tatra Str. no. 4, tel. 064/ 128764, Cluj Napoca, 3400 and Ioana Oprea, Bd. 21 Decembrie, 13-15, 064/190849, Cluj-Napoca, 3400 visited the site and completed the survey on September 29, 2000 using the following documentation:
Cosmina Popa & Ioana Oprea visited on September 29, 2000 and interviewed Grad Cornel, Inspector for Culture, Zalau. [January 2003]