|TÎRGU TROTUS: (Bacău judet)|
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.
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.
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]