SINTANA: Arad County, Banat & Crisana/Transylvania region Print

 

Alternate name: Szentanna. Located at 46°21' 21°30' in Arad County, Banat & Crisana/Transylvania region, 32km NNW of Arad. The cemetery is on the eastern edge of the village. Present total town population is approximately 16,000 with no Jews. The flat rural (agricultural) site is next to a large ditch from which dirt was taken to mix for house plaster. The cemetery is separate, but near other cemeteries with no sign or marker. The cemetery is reached by turning directly off a public road. A continuous fence and a non-locking gate surround the cemetery. Approximate number of gravestones in cemetery is 50 in original location with 30 surviving stones toppled or broken and not in original locations. The vegetation overgrowth in the cemetery is not a problem (though it could use some work). The oldest known gravestone dated from 1851. Tombstones in the cemetery date from the 19th century. The marble, granite, and unknown materials finely smoothed and inscribed stones, double tombstones, multi-stone monuments, or obelisks have Hebrew, German, Romanian, and Hungarian inscriptions. No known mass graves. Used for Jewish cemetery use only, properties adjacent are agricultural and residential. The cemetery is visited rarely by private visitors (Jewish or non-Jewish). Care has been clearing vegetation. Current Care: occasional clearing or cleaning by individuals. No structures. Security and vegetation are a minor threat. Weather erosion is a moderate threat. Aviva Krause, Kvutzat Yavne, D.N Evtach, 79233 Israel; This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it visited the site on 18 July 1999 and completed the survey on 23 July 1999.