|SATU MIC: Satu Mare County, Transylvania|
US Commission No. ROCE-0583 -
The cemetery is located at Satu Mic, 3856, com. Craidorolt, judet Satu Mare, 4735 2242, 271.8 miles NW of Bucharest and 16 km from Tasnad. Alternate name: Erkisfalu (Hungarian). Present town population is under 1,000 with no Jews.
The 1880 Jewish population by census was 17, by 1900 census was 27, and in 1930 was 7. 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 at end of the 19th century. Last known burial was 1925
The isolated rural/agricultural flat land has no sign or marker. Reached by a public road, access is open to all. No wall, fence, or gate. Approximate pre- and post-WWII size is 70 x 40 m. 1-20 stones are visible, some 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 not a problem. Water drainage is good all year. The oldest known gravestone dates from end of the 19th century. The 19th and 20th century sandstone, smoothed and inscribed 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 never vandalized cemetery maintenance has been clearing vegetation. Current care is regular unpaid caretaker. No structures. Security is a very severe threat: (no fence, no gate and very far away from the village) Weather erosion is a moderate.
. Claudia Ursutiu, Pietroasa Str. no. 21, 3400 Cluj Napoca, Romania, tel. 0040-64-151073 visited the site and completed the survey 23 July 2000 using the following documentation:
Claudia and Adrian Ursutiu interviewed Piscaran Florin, no. 116, 24. 07. 2000, Satu Mic [January 2003]