|PETELEA: Mures County, Transylvania|
US Commission No. ROCE-0410 -
The cemetery is located in Petelea, no. 346, judet Mures, 4644 2443, 172.3 miles NNW of Bucharest and.5 km. from Reghin. Alternate name: PETELE (Romanian).Present town population is under 1,000 with no Jews.
The 1880 Jewish population by census was 12 Jewish inhabitants and from 1930 census was 12. In May 1944, the Jews were gathered in the ghetto of Reghin and on June 4, 1944, they were deported to Auschwitz. The unlandmarked Orthodox cemetery was established in 19th century. Last known burial was 20th century.
The isolated rural/agricultural flat land has no sign or marker. Reached via private road,
The oldest known gravestone dates from 19th century. The 19th and 20th century limestone and marble common gravestones have Hebrew inscriptions. No known mass graves. The national Jewish community owns the property used for orchard. Adjacent properties are residential. 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 unpaid individuals. No structures. Weather erosion is a moderate threat.
Raiciu Ioana, B-dul 21 Decembrie no. 13-15, ap.6, Cluj Napoca, tel: 190 849 and Popa Cosmina, Tatra Str., no. 4, ap.11, Cluj Napoca, tel: 128 764 visited the site and completed the survey on August 7, 2000 using the following documentation:
Raiciu Ioana & Popa Cosmina interviewed Oprea Simion, Petelea. [January 2003]