|TURNU MAGURELE: Teleorman County|
43°45' N 24°52' E, 77.2 miles SW of Bucureşt.
The cemetery is located at Turnu Magurele, Chimiei Street, near the Catholic cemetery 0750, jud. Teleorman, Romania. 4345 2452, 77.2 miles SW of Bucharest and 110 km from Giurgiu. Current town population is over 100,000.with fewer than 10 Jews.
The 1889 Jewish census population was registered 261 and 130 in 1930. The unlandmarked Orthodox cemetery was established at end of the 19th century. Last known burial was 1970. 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 with a gate that locks surrounds the site.
Approximate pre-WWII size is unknown. Approximate post-WWII size is 300 X 60 m. 20-100 stones are visible. 20-100 stones are in original location. 1-20 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 a seasonal problem preventing access. Water drainage is good all year. No special sections. The oldest known gravestone dates from end of the 19th century. The 19th and 20th century marble, limestone, sandstone, and concrete flat shaped, smoothed and inscribed, and carved relief-decorated. Some have metal fences around graves. Inscriptions are in Hebrew and Romanian. No known mass graves.
The local Jewish community owns the property used for Jewish cemetery and orchard. Adjacent properties are residential and Catholic cemetery. Rarely, private Jewish or non-Jewish visitors stop. The never vandalized cemetery Maintenance has been clearing vegetation by regular caretaker paid by the Jewish community of ?.
Within the limits of the cemetery is a preburial house. The chapel is now the caretaker's house. No threats.
Ursutiu Claudia, Pietroasa Street no. 21, 3400 Cluj-Napoca, tel: 0040-64-151073 visited the site and completed the survey on 10 July 2001 using the following documentation:
No interviews. [January 2003]
|Last Updated on Monday, 20 August 2012 14:26|