|OLTENITA: Giurgiu County|
The cemetery is located at Oltenita, Laptari Street, no. 2, 8350, judet Giurgiu, Romania. 4405 2638, 35.8 miles SE of Bucharest and 80 km from Giurgiu. Alternate name is OLTENITAO. Present town population is 25,000-100,000 with no Jews.
The Jewish population by census was seventy in 1889 and 46 in 1930. The unlandmarked Orthodox cemetery was established at end of the 19th century. Last known burial was 1959.
The urban flat land, separate but near other cemeteries, has no sign or marker. Reached via private property, access is open with permission. A fence with a non-locking gate surrounds the site. Approximate pre- and post-WWII size is 60 X 17 m. 20-100 stones are visible. 20-100 stones are in original location. 20-100 stones are not 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 end of the 19th century. The 20th century marble, sandstone, and concrete memorial markers are flat shaped, smoothed and inscribed, and carved relief-decorated. Some have metal fences around graves. Inscriptions are in Hebrew and Romanian. No known mass graves. The local Jewish community owns the property used for Jewish cemetery and orchard. Adjacent properties are residential. Rarely, private Jewish or non-Jewish visitors stop. The cemetery was vandalized occasionally in the last ten years. No maintenance. Current care is regular unpaid caretaker. Within the limits of the cemetery is a preburial house. The chapel is now the caretaker's house. Security and vandalism are moderate threats.
Ursutiu Claudia, Pietroasa Street no. 21, 3400 Cluj-Napoca, tel: 0040-64-151073 visited the site and completed the survey on 9 July 2001 using the following documentation:
Claudia & Adrian Ursutiu interviewed Adarjoita Adarjojel, Oltenita. [January 2003]