|SINNICOLAU MARE: Timis County|
The cemetery is located at Sannicolaul Mare, Gruia Novac Street no. 3, 1976, judet Timis, Transylvania. The alternate names are Nagyszentmiklos (Hungarian) and Grossanktnikolaus (German.) 4605 2038, 289.0 miles WNW of Bucharest and 40 km from Jimbolia. Present town population is 5,000-25,000 with no Jews.
The 1880 Jewish population by census was 425, 450 in 1900, and 450 in 1910, and 362 in 1930. 17. Buried there is Feldman Samuel, Neolog rabbi between 1928-1944 and Cohan: Pauker Lipot; Orthodox Rabbi: Itzchak Tzvi Rotter (d. 1904) with his wife Esther Leia. The unlandmarked Orthodox and Neolog cemetery was established in second half of the 19th century. Last known burial was inter-war period.
The urban flat land, separate but near other cemeteries, has no sign or marker. Reached by a public road, access is open with permission. A masonry wall surrounds the site with a gate that locks. Approximate pre-WWII size is unknown. Approximate post-WWII size is 70 x 60 m. 100-500 stones are visible. 100-500 are in original location. 20-100 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 second half of the 19th century. The 19th and 20th century marble, granite, sandstone, and concrete flat shaped, smoothed and inscribed, carved relief-decorated, double tombstones, and multi-stone monuments. Some have metal fences around graves. Inscriptions are in Hebrew, German, and Hungarian. No known mass graves.
The local Jewish community owns the property used for Jewish cemetery and orchard. Adjacent properties are residential. Rarely, private Jewish or non-Jewish visitors stop. The never vandalized cemetery Maintenance has been re-erection of stones, cleaning stones, and clearing vegetation. Current care is regular caretaker paid by the Jewish community of Timisoara. Within the limits of the cemetery is a preburial house with wall inscriptions. No threats.
Claudia Ursutiu, Pietroasa Str. no. 21, 3400 Cluj Napoca, Romania, tel. 0040-64-151073 visited and completed survey in 23 September 2000 using the following documentation:
Claudia and Adrian interviewed Isacov Elena in Sannicolaul Mare. [January 2003]