|ROMULI: Bistrita County|
US Commission No. ROCE-0172 -
The cemetery is located in Romuli, no. 53, cod 4521, judet Bistrita, 4732 2426, 228.5 miles NNW of Bucharest and 50 km. from Nasaud. Alternate name: Romoly (Hungarian). Present town population is 1,000-5,000 with no Jews.
[UPDATE] Photos by Charles Burns [June 2016]
The 1857 Jewish population by census was 7, by 1880 census was 78, by 1900 census was 461, and in 1930 was 333. In May 1944, the Jews were gathered in the ghetto of Bistrita and in June 2-6, 1944 were deported to Auschwitz The unlandmarked Orthodox cemetery was established in 19th century. Last known burial was 20th century.
No special sections. The oldest known gravestone dates from 19th century. The 19th and 20th century marble, granite, and limestone boulders, flat shaped, smoothed and inscribed, and carved relief decorated gravestones have Hebrew inscriptions. No known mass graves.
A private individual/s 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.
Cosmina Popa, Tatra Street no. 4, tel. 064/ 128764, Cluj Napoca, 3400 and Ioana Raiciu, Bd. 21 Decembrie, 13-15, 064/190849, Cluj-Napoca, 3400 visited the site and completed the survey on July 27, 2000 using the following documentation:
|Last Updated on Friday, 01 July 2016 04:30|