|SUPURU de JOS: Satu Mare County, Transylvania|
US Commission No. ROCE-0585 -
The cemetery is located at Supuru de Jos, Satu Mare, 4728 2248, 262.6 miles NW of Bucharest and 24 km from Tasnad. Alternate name: Alsoszopor (Hungarian). Present town population is 1,000-5,000 with no Jews.
The 1880 Jewish population by census was 75, by 1900 census was 124, and in 1930 was 118. In May 1944, the Jews were gathered in the ghetto of Satu Mare and on May 19, 22, 26, 29, 30, 31, and June 1 were deported to Auschwitz. The unlandmarked Orthodox cemetery was established in second half of the 19th century. Last known burial was inter-war period.
The rural/agricultural hillside, separate but near other cemeteries, has no sign or marker. Reached by a public road, access is open with permission. A fence with a gate that locks surrounds the site. Approximate pre-WWII size is unknown. Approximate post-WWII size is 120 x 14 m. 20-100 stones are visible, some not in original location. 25%-50% of the stones are toppled or broken. Stones removed from the cemetery are probably in area farms. Vegetation overgrowth in the cemetery is not a problem.
The oldest known gravestone dates from second half of the 19th century. The 19th and 20th century marble, granite, limestone, sandstone, and concrete flat shaped, smoothed and inscribed, and carved relief-decorated common gravestones have Hebrew inscriptions. No known mass graves.
The local Jewish community owns the property used for Jewish cemetery only. Adjacent properties are in village residential setting with houses, gardens, orchards, and pastures. Rarely,
The cemetery was not vandalized in the last ten years or occasionally in the last ten years. [sic] Maintenance has been cleaning stones and clearing vegetation. Current care is regular unpaid caretaker. No structures. Weather erosion is a moderate threat.
Claudia Ursutiu, Pietroasa Str. no. 21, 3400 Cluj Napoca, Romania, tel. 0040-64-151073 visited the site and completed the survey 28 July 2000 using the following documentation:
They interviewed Sas Ioan Alexandru, 28. 07. 2000, Supuru de Jos. [January 2003]