|POMI: Satu Mare County, Transylvania|
US Commission No. ROCE-0570 -
The cemetery is located at Pomi, 3947, judet Satu Mare, Romania at 4742 2319, 262.0 miles NNW of Bucharest and 35 km from Satu Mare. Alternate name: Remetemezo (Hungarian.) Present town population is 1,000-5,000 with no Jews.
The 1880 Jewish population by census was 59, by 1900 census was 107, and in 1930 was 78. 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 cemetery was established in second half of the 19th century. Last known burial was inter-war period.
The isolated rural/agricultural hillside has no sign or marker. Reached by a public road, access is open to all. No wall, fence, or gate. Approximate pre-WWII size is unknown. Approximate post-WWII size is 52 x 34 m. 1-20 stones are visible. 1-20 stones are not in original location. Less than 25% of the stones are toppled or broken. Location of stones removed from the cemetery is unknown. Vegetation overgrowth in the cemetery is a constant problem damaging stones. Water drainage is good all year.
The oldest known gravestone dates from second half of the 19th century. The 19th and 20th century marble, granite, sandstone, and local stone memorial markers are flat shaped, smoothed and inscribed, and carved relief-decorated common gravestones have Hebrew inscriptions. No known mass graves. The local Jewish community owns the property used for Jewish cemetery only. Adjacent properties are agricultural. Rarely, private Jewish or non-Jewish visitors stop.
The cemetery was not vandalized in the last ten years or occasionally in the last ten years. [sic] No maintenance. No care now. No structures. Security is a very severe threat: (No fence, no gate and far from village.) Vegetation is a very serious threat. The cemetery is completely covered by vegetation.
Claudia Ursutiu, Pietroasa Str. no. 21, 3400 Cluj Napoca, Romania, tel. 0040-64-151073 visited the site and completed the survey in July 2000 using the following documentation:
Claudia and Adrian Ursutiu conducted no interviews. [January 2003]