OCNA MURES: - Alba, Transylvania Print

 

US Commission No. ROCE-0009

The cemetery is located at Str. Tudor Vladimirescu no. 43, Ocna Mures, judet Alba, 4623 2351, 173.3 miles NW of Bucharest and 35 km from Turda. Alternate names: Marosujvar (Hungarian), OCNA-MURESULUI and DEALU CIUNGII (Romanian) Present town population is 25,000-100,000 with no Jews.

  • Mayor Bugnar Dumitru, Ocna Mures
  • 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, Sfintu Vineri Street, no. 9-11, Sector 3, Bucharest, Romania
  • "A.D. Xenopol" Institute of History, Lascar Catargi Street, no. 15, 6400- Iasi Judet Iasi, Moldavia , 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: Szabo Arpad, Str. T.Vladimirescu no. 43, Ocna Mures, judet Alba. Phone: 870995
  • Interested: Abraham Geza, Str. Tudor Vladimirescu no. 4, Alba Iulia, Romania. Phone: 00/40/58/817840

The 1857 Jewish population by census was 110, in 1880 was 103, and in 1930 was two. The unlandmarked Orthodox and Neolog cemetery was established in 19th century. Last known burial was 1996 (Sanyi Freud.) The cemetery is 2 km from the congregation that used it.

The isolated suburban hillside 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 180 X 80 m. 100-500 stones are visible, 1-20 stones not in original location. More than 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. No special sections.

The oldest known gravestone dates from 19th century. The 19th and 20th century marble, granite, limestone, and sandstone have Hebrew, Romanian, and Hungarian inscriptions. Some have traces of painting on their surfaces, portraits on stones, iron decorations or letting, bronze decorations or lettering, and other metallic elements. The national Jewish community owns the property used for Jewish cemetery only. Adjacent properties are residential. Occasionally, private Jewish or non-Jewish visitors stop.

The never vandalized cemetery had no maintenance. Current care is unpaid regular caretaker. No structures.

Lucian Nastasă, Clinicilor Street, 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 October 29, 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, This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it , Evreii din Transilvania in epoca emanciparii (1790-1867), Bucuresti, Edit. Enciclopedica, 2000

On October 28, 2000, Lucian Nastasă interviewed Szabo Arpad, Str. T.Vladimirescu no. 43, Ocna Mures, judet Alba. Phone: 870995. [January 2003]

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