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US Commission No. ROCE-0044 -

The cemetery is located at Satu Nou, western side of the village, neighboring the Roman Catholic cemetery, 2994, judet Arad, 64 km from Arad. Alternate name: Simonyifalva (Hungarian). Present town population is under 1,000 with no Jews.

  • Mayor Burdan Gheorghe, Chisineu Cris, Infratirii Street, Garsoniere 4, phone: +40-57-520098 judet Arad
  • The Jewish Community of Arad, 10, Tribunul Dobra Street, 2900 Arad, Romania. Tel. +40-57-281310
  • The Federation of the Jewish Communities of Romania, Sfintu Vineri Str., no 9-11, Sector 3, Bucharest, Romania.
  • "Dr. Moshe Carmilly" Institute for Hebrew and Jewish History, Universitatii Street, no. 7-9, room 61, 3400 Cluj Napoca, Romania, director: Ladislau Gyemant, This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
  • Key holder: Szentes Gusztav, Satu Nou, Str. Morii, no. 117, judet Arad, Romania

The 1900 Jewish population by census was 12 and by 1910 census was 18. The unlandmarked Orthodox cemetery was established in 19th century. Last known burial was 1948

The rural/agricultural flat land, separate but near other cemeteries, has no sign or marker. Reached by a public road, access is open to all. A fence with a non-locking gate surrounds the site. The cemetery is lost under savage vegetation and is difficult to visit because of that vegetation. Approximate pre- and post-WWII size is 20 m X 14 m. 1-20 stones are visible, all in original location. Location of stones removed from the cemetery is unknown. Vegetation overgrowth in the cemetery is a constant problem damaging stones. Water drainage is a constant problem. No special sections.

The oldest known gravestone dates from 19th century. The 19th and 20th century "other" material memorial markers are smoothed and inscribed. common gravestones with Hebrew and Hungarian inscriptions. No known mass graves.

The national Jewish community owns the property used for Jewish cemetery only. Adjacent properties are agricultural and cemetery. Rarely, private Jewish or non-Jewish visitors stop. The cemetery was not vandalized in the last ten years. No maintenance. No care now. No structures. Security is a serious threat. Vegetation and vandalism are serious threats.

Assistant Professor Alexandru Pecican, Almasului Street, Bl. R1, apt. 14, 3400 Cluj-Napoca
completed the survey on September 9, 2000 using the following documentation:

  • Coriolan Suciu, Dicţionar istoric al localităţilor din Transilvania, I-II, Bucharest, 1968
  • Marki Sandor, Arad varmegye es Arad szabad kiralyi varos tortenete, Arad, 1895
  • 1880 census, Bucharest, Edit. Staff, 1999.
  • Carmilly-Weinberger, Moshe. History of the Jews of Transylvania (1623-1944), Bucharest, 1994 (in Romanian)
He visited the site September 9, 2000 and interviewed Szentes Gusztav, Satu Nou. [January 2003]
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