|ODOREU: Satu Mare County, Transylvania|
UPDATE - US Commission No. ROCE-0563:
The cemetery is located at Odoreu, 3981, judet Satu Mare, Romania at 4748 2300, 275.7 miles NNW of Bucharest. The alternate name is Szatmarudvari. Present town population is 1,000-5,000 with no Jews.
The 1880 Jewish population by census was 153, by 1900 census was 162 and in 1930 was 114. In May 1944, the Jews were gathered in the ghetto of Satu Mare and on May 19, 22, 26, 29, 30, 31, and June 1 were deported to Auschwitz. The unlandmarked Orthodox c emetery was established in second half of the 19th century with last known burial in inter-war period.
The rural/agricultural flat land, separate but near other cemeteries, has no sign or marker.
No special sections. The oldest known gravestone dates from second half of the 19th century. The 19th and 20th century marble, granite, limestone, sandstone, and concrete, and local stone memorial markers are flat shaped, smoothed and inscribed, and carved relief-decorated common gravestones. They have Hebrew inscriptions. No known mass graves.
The local Jewish community owns the property used for Jewish cemetery only. Adjacent properties are residential. Rarely, private Jewish or non-Jewish visitors stop. The cemetery was vandalized occasionally in the last ten years or in the last ten years. [sic] Maintenance has been re-erection of stones, cleaning stones, and clearing vegetation by Jewish individuals abroad in 1997. Current care is regular unpaid caretaker. No structures. Weather erosion is a moderate threat.
Claudia Ursutiu, Pietroasa Str. no. 21, 3400 Cluj Napoca, Romania, tel. 0040-64-151073 visited the site and completed the survey in 2000 using the following documentation:
Claudia and Adrian Ursutiu interviewed.Cuha Ioan, 2000, Odoreu. [January 2003]