|SEICA MARE: Sibiu County|
US Commission No. ROCE-0609 -
The cemetery location is Seica Mare, near the Greek Orthodox cemetery, cod 2463, judet Sibiu, Transylvania, Romania. The alternate names are Nagy Selyk (Hungarian) and Marktschelken (German.) 4601 2409, 144.7 miles NW of Bucharest and 6.25 km from Medias. Present town population is 1,000-5,000 with no Jews.
The Jewish population by census was twelve in 1850, 34 in 1880, forty in 1910 and eleven in 1930. The Jews from Sibiu County were taken by force and introduced into forced work detachments. They were deported all over the country, and especially in Moldova, between 1942-1944.
The unlandmarked Orthodox 19th and 20th century hillside cemetery, between woods and fields, separate but near other cemeteries, has no sign or marker. Reached via other public property, access is entirely closed. A fence with a gate that locks surrounds the site.
Approximate pre- and post-WWII size was 40 m x 20 m. 20-100 stones are visible. 20-100 stones are in original location. 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 not a problem. Water drainage is good all year. No special sections.
The oldest known gravestone dates from 19th century. The 19th and 20th century granite and sandstone flat shaped and smoothed and inscribed gravestones have inscriptions in Hebrew. No known mass graves. The national Jewish community owns the property used for Jewish cemetery only. Pre- and post-WWII size is the same. Rarely, private Jewish or non-Jewish visitors stop. The never vandalized cemetery has no maintenance or care. No structures. Weather erosion is a moderate threat.
Oprea Ioana, B-dul 21 Decembrie, no. 13-15, ap.6, Cluj Napoca, tel: 190 849 and Popa Cosmina, Tatra Street, no. 4, ap.11, Cluj Napoca, tel: 128 764 visited the site and completed the survey on December 11, 2000 using the following documentation:
No interviews. [January 2003]