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US Commission No. ROCE-0067

The cemetery is located in the place: "Cîmpul Tarna Noua"), Tîrgu Trotus, Bacău judet, Moldavia region at 26°47' 46°22', 10 km from Tîrgu Ocna. Present town population is 5,000-25,000 with no Jews.

  • Local Authority: Mayor Anton Petru, Tîrgu Trotus, Bacău judet
  • Religious Authority: The Jewish Community of Bacău, str. Alexandru cel Bun 16
  • Regional Authority: The Federation of the Jewish Communities of Romania, Sf. Vineri str., no. 9-11, sector 3, Bucharest, Romania.
  • Interested: "A.D. Xenopol" Institute of History, Lascar Catargi str., no. 15, 6400- Iasi (Iasi judet), 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.
  • Caretaker with key: Cernea Costica, Tîrgu Trotus, Bacău judet
  • May have information: Sfart Pincu, str. Zorelelor 7. Phone: 319370

The 1899 Census registered 28 Jewish inhabitants. The 1930 Census registered 9 Jewish inhabitants. This Jewish cemetery was established in the 19th century. The last known Jewish burial in cemetery was in about 1940. The unlandmarked Conservative cemetery is 3 km. from the congregation that used it.

The isolated rural (agricultural) flat land has no sign or marker. Reached by crossing other public property, access is open to all. A continuous masonry wall and a gate that does not lock surround. The pre- and post-WWII size is 50 m X 40 m. No stones are visible. Vegetation overgrowth in the cemetery is not a problem. Water drainage is good all year.

Tombstones date from the end of the 19th through the 20th century. Sandstone and limestone flat shaped stones and finely smoothed and inscribed stones have Hebrew inscriptions. Some have portraits on the stones. The national Jewish community owns the cemetery property used for agricultural purposes. Adjacent properties are agricultural. Compared to 1939, the cemetery boundaries enclose the same area. Rarely, local residents visit. No maintenance. Care is occasional clearing pr cleaning by individuals. An unpaid caretaker. No structures. Security and weather erosion are moderate threats.

Lucian Nastasa, Clinicilor str., no. 19, Cluj, Romania, tel. 064/190107. Email: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it completed the survey on July 23, 2000 using the following documentation:

  • E.Schwarzfeld, Din istoria evreilor: împopularea, reîmpopularea si întemeierea tîrgurilor si tîrgusoarelor în Moldova, Bucuresti, 1894.
  • N. Sutu, Notiti statistice asupra Moldaviei, Iasi, 1852.
  • George I. Lahovari, Marele dictionar geografic al Romaniei, 5 vol., Bucuresti, Edit.Socec, 1899.
  • I.M. Dinescu, Fiii neamului de la 1859 la 1915. Statistica sociala pe întelesul tuturora, Iasi, Institutul de Arte Grafice N.V.Stefaniu, 1920.
  • Leonida Colescu, Analiza rezultatelor recensamîntului general al populatiei Romaniei de la 1899, cu o prefata de Sabin Manuila , Bucuresti, Institutul de statistica, 1944.
  • D.Ivanescu, Populatia evreiasca din orasele si tîrgurile Moldovei între 1774-1832, în "Studia et acta historiae iudaeorum Romaniae", II, Bucuresti, Edit.Hasefer, 1997, p. 59-65.
  • Pinkas Hakehillot, Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities Romania, I-II, Jerusalem, 1980.

 

He visited on July 20, 2000 and interviewed Cernea Costica, Tîrgu Trotus, Bacău judet; and Scutaru Gheorghe, Tîrgu Trotus, Bacău judet; Sfart Pincu, Onesti, phone 319370. [June 2002]

 
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