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US Commission No. ROCE-0014

The cemetery is located at Str. Hurubeni no. 9, Sinmiclaus, judet Alba, Transylvania, Romania. Alternate names are Szentmiklos (Hungarian) and Sanmiclaus (Romanian.) 160.1 miles NW of Bucharest and 25 km from Blaj. Present town population is 5,000-25,000 with no Jews.

  • Mayor Marginean Constantin, Sinmiclaus, judet Alba
  • The Jewish Community of Alba Iulia, Str. Tudor Vladimirescu no. 4, Alba Iulia, Romania. Phone: 00/40/58/817840
  • The Federation of The Jewish Communities of Romania, Sfintu Vineri Street no. 9-11, sect. 3, Bucharest, Romania
  • Interested: "A.D. Xenopol" Institute of History, Lascar Catargi Street, no. 15, 6400- 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 . Director: Alexandru Zub.
  • Key holder: Teglas Francisc, Str. Hurubeni no. 9, Sinmiclaus, judet Alba.
  • Caretaker: Abraham Geza, Str. Tudor Vladimirescu no. 4, Alba Iulia, Romania. Phone: 00/40/58/817840

The Jewish population by census was 41 in 1880 and fourteen in 1930. The cemetery was established in the 19th century. Last known burial was approximately 1920. The unlandmarked Orthodox cemetery is 25 km from the congregation that used it. The rural/agricultural hillside, separate but near other cemeteries, has no sign or marker. Reached via private property, access is open with permission. A fence with a no gate surrounds the site.

Approximate pre- and post-WWII size was 35 X 60 m. 20-100 gravestones are in cemetery. 1-20 stones are in original location. All gravestones are 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. No special sections.

The oldest known gravestone dates from 19th century. The marble, limestone, and sandstone The 19th and 20th century Some have traces of painting on their surfaces, iron decorations or letting, bronze decorations or lettering, and other metallic elements. Some have portraits on stones. Have Hebrew and Hungarian inscriptions. The local Jewish community owns the property used for an orchard. Adjacent properties are agricultural.
Rarely, private Jewish or non-Jewish visitors stop at the never vandalized cemetery. No maintenance. Current care is regular unpaid caretaker. Within the limits of the cemetery is a preburial house.

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 2 November 2000 using the following documentation:

  • Tr.Rotaru (coord.), Recensamintul din 1880. Transilvania, Cluj, Edit. Staff, 1997.
  • Kalman Weszpremy, A magyarorszagi zsidok statistikaja, Debrecen, 1907.
  • Recensamintul general al populatiei Romaniei, 1930, vol.II, publicat de Sabin Manuila, Bucuresti, 1938.
  • Lajos Venetianer, A magyar zsidosag tortenete, Budapest, 1922
  • Carmilly-Weinberger, Moshe. Istoria evreilor din Transilvania (1623-1944), Bucuresti, Edit. Enciclopedica, 1994.
  • Izvoare si marturii referitoare la evreii din Romania, I-III/1-2, Bucuresti, 1986-1999.
  • Ladislau Gyemant, Evreii din Transilvania in epoca emanciparii (1790-1867), Bucuresti, dit.Enciclopedica, 2000

Unnamed interviewees.
Nastasă interviewed Teglas Francisc, Str. Hurubeni no. 9, Sinmiclaus, judet Alba on Nov. 1, 2000. [January 2003]

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