RIMNICU SARAT: Buzau County Print

 

RIMNICU SARAT (I):
The cemetery is located at Str. Jidie 14, Ramnicul Sarat, judet Buzau. 4523 2703, 80.4 miles NE of Bucharest and 32 km from Buzau. Alternate Romanian name: Ramnicu Sarat. Present town population is 25,000-100,000 with fewer than 10 Jews.

  • Mayor Ghinioiu Constantin, Str. N. Balcescu no. 1, Rm. Sarat, judet Buzau. Phone: 038/561261.
  • The Jewish Community of Ploiesti, Str. Basarabilor no. 12, Ploiesti, judet Prahova. Phone: 044/111932.
  • The Federation of The Jewish Communities of Romania, Sfintu Vineri Street no. 9-11, sect. 3, Bucharest, Romania
  • A.D. Xenopol" Institute of History, Lascar Catargi Street, no. 15, 6600-Iasi Judet Iasi, Moldavia , Romania. Tel. 032/212614; e-mail: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .
  • Caretaker and Key holder: Enea Fane, Str. Jidie no. 23, Rm. Sarat

The Jewish population by census was 519 in 1899 and 1,029 in 1930. The cemetery was established in 19th century. Last known burial was 19th century. The unlandmarked Orthodox cemetery is 2 km from the congregation that used it.

The isolated urban hillside has no sign or marker. Reached by a public road, access is entirely closed. A fence with a gate that locks surrounds the site. Approximate pre- and post-WWII size is 200 m x 150 m. 1-20 stones are visible. 1-20 stones are in original location. All gravestones are 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 not a problem. Water drainage is good all year.

The oldest known gravestone dates from 19th century. The 19th century limestone and sandstone flat shaped and carved relief-decorated memorial markers have Hebrew inscriptions. Some have portraits on stones. The national Jewish community owns the property used for
orchard. Adjacent properties are in village residential setting with houses, gardens, orchards, and pastures. Rarely, local residents stop. The never vandalized cemetery has no maintenance. Current care is regular unpaid caretaker. No structures. Weather erosion is a moderate threat.

Lucian Nastasă, Clinicilor Street, no. 19, Cluj, Romania, tel. 064/190107. Email: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it visited the site and completed the survey on May 16, 2001.

  • Recensamintul general al populatiei Romaniei, 1930, vol.II, publicat de Sabin Manuila, Bucuresti, 1938.
  • Izvoare si marturii referitoare la evreii din Romania, I-III/1-2, Bucuresti, 1986-1999.

Lucian Nastasă interviewed Enea Fane, Str. Jidie no. 23, Rm. Sarat on May 8, 2001. [January 2003]
RIMNICU SARAT (II):

See RIMNICU SARAT (I) for town information.
Cemetery is located at Str. Eroilor 2, Ramnicul Sarat, judet Buzau.

  • Caretaker and Key holder: Danila Gheorghe, Str. Eroilor 2, Rm. Sarat

The cemetery was established at the end of the 19th century. Last known burial was Jan. 2000.
The unlandmarked Orthodox cemetery is 2 km from the congregation that used it.

The isolated suburban flat land has no sign or marker. Reached by a public road,
access is open with permission. A masonry wall and a gate that locks surround the site. Approximate pre- and post-WWII size is 300 m x 150 m. 500-5000 stones are visible. 500-5,000 are in original location. 1-20 stones are not in original location. More than 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.

The cemetery has special sections for Cohanim. The oldest known gravestone dates from 1903. The 20th century marble, granite, limestone, sandstone, and slate memorial markers have Hebrew, German, and Romanian inscriptions. Some have traces of painting on their surfaces, iron decorations or letting, bronze decorations or lettering, and other metallic elements and portraits on stones, sculpted monuments, and multi-stone monuments. Some have portraits on stones and metal fences around graves. A memorial to Jewish soldiers exists.

The local Jewish community owns the property used for Jewish cemetery only. Adjacent properties are commercial or industrial. Occasionally, private Jewish or non-Jewish visitors stop at the never vandalized cemetery. No maintenance. Current care is regular unpaid caretaker. No structures. Vegetation is a moderate threat.

Lucian Nastasă, Clinicilor Street, no. 19, Cluj, Romania, tel. 064/190107. Email: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it visited the site and completed the survey on May 16, 2001.

  • Recensamintul general al populatiei Romaniei, 1930, vol.II, publicat de Sabin Manuila, Bucuresti, 1938.
  • Izvoare si marturii referitoare la evreii din Romania, I-III/1-2, Bucuresti, 1986-1999.

Lucian Nastasă interviewed Danila Gheorghe, Str. Eroilor 2, Rm. Sarat on May 8, 2001. [January 2003]

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