|PIATRA NEAMT: Neamt judet [Karacsonko, Kreuzburg an der Bistritz, Piatra Neamts, Piatra lui Cracun]|
AlTERNATE NAMES: PIATRA NEAMŢ [ROM], KARÁCSONKŐ [HUN], KREUZBURG AN DER BISTRITZ [GER], PIATRA NEAMTS, PIATRA LUI CRĂCIUN. 46°55' N, 26°20' E,
The national Jewish community owns the property now used for Jewish cemetery purposes only. Adjacent properties are agricultural and residential. Compared to 1939, the cemetery boundaries enclose the same area. Frequently, private visitors (Jewish or non-Jewish) and local residents stop. Care of the never vandalized cemetery includes cleaning of stones and fixing of fence and gate by regional/national authorities in 1998 and 2000. The Jewish Congregation of Piatra Neamt pays the regular caretaker. The preburial house has a tahara (table), a catafalque, and wall inscriptions. Security, pollution, and weather erosion are slight threats. Vegetation is a moderate threat.
(Neamt judet) also used this landmarked cemetery, 1.5 km from the congregation that used it.
The isolated urban flat land has no sign, but has Jewish symbols on gate or wall. Reached by turning directly off a public road, access is open with permission. A continuous masonry wall and a gate that locks surround the site. The pre- and post-WWII size is 420-m X 250 m. 500 - 5,000 gravestones are visible in the cemetery. 1 to 20 are not in original location. More than 75% are toppled or broken. Vegetation overgrowth is a seasonal problem, preventing access. Water drainage is good all year.
The cemetery has special sections for unmarried men, Cohanim, and children. The gravestones date from 1892 through the 20th century. Marble, granite, limestone, sandstone, and other material rough stones or boulders, flat shaped stones, finely smoothed and inscribed stones, and flat stones with carved relief decoration, double tombstones, sculpted tombstones, and multistone monuments. Inscriptions are in Hebrew, Yiddish, German, and Romanian. A monument to Jewish soldiers exists.
He visited July 15, 2000 and interviewed Andronic Vasile, str. Cîrlomanu 17, Piatra Neamt, Neamt judet; phone 233150. [June 2002]
PIATRA NEAMT II:
Alternate names: Piatra Veauitz/Piatra. Located at 46°55' 26°20' in Neamt County, Moldavia region.
Lower Cemetery, in use
Upper Cemetery, in use
Behind hospital, no longer in use
Old and new synagogues
[UPDATE] Photos by Charles Burns [April 2016]
|Last Updated on Monday, 20 June 2016 18:30|