UILEACU de BEIUS: Bihor County, Transylvania Print

Uileacu de Beiuş (Hungarian: Belényesújlak). A commune in Bihor County, NW Romania with a 2010 population of 2,404 composed of four villages: Forău (Belényesforró), Prisaca (Gyepüpataka), Vălanii de Beiuş (Belényesvalány) and Uileacu de Beiuş at 46.6833°N 22.2333°E

NOTE: This town may be UILEACU DE CRIS at 4705 2213, 261.6 miles NW of Bucharest and 14 km from Beius

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The cemetery is located at Uileacu de Beius, 3632, judet Bihor, Romania. Alternate name: Belenyesujlak (Hungarian). Present town population is under 1,000. with no Jews.

  • Mayor Petrea Victor, Town Hall of Uileacu de Beius, 3632, judet Bihor
  • The Jewish Community of Oradea, Mihai Viteazu Street no. 4, 3700 Oradea, Romania, tel. 0040-59-134843 (132587)
  • The Federation of The Jewish Communities of Romania, Sfintu Vineri Street no. 9-11, sect. 3, Bucharest, Romania
  • Interested: "Dr. Moshe Carmilly" Institute for Hebrew and Jewish History, Universitatii Street no. 7-9, room 61, 3400 Cluj-Napoca, Romania, Director: Ladislau Gyemant, This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
  • Caretaker with key: Kiss Iuliana, Uileacu de Beius, no. 215

In 1828-1829 one single Jewish family was registered. The 1880 Jewish population by census was 9, in 1900 census was 16, and in 1930 was 6. In May 1944, the Jews were gathered in the Oradea ghetto and on May 23, 25, 28-30, and June 1-5, 27 were deported to Auschwitz. The unlandmarked Orthodox c cemetery was established at end of the 19th century with last known burial in first half of the 20th century.

The rural/agricultural hillside, part of a municipal cemetery, has no sign or marker. Reached by a public road, access is open to all. No wall, fence, or gate. Approximate pre-WWII size is unknown. Approximate post-WWII size is 4 x 5 m. 1-20 stones are visible. 1-20 stones are in original location. All gravestones are in original location. Location of stones removed from the cemetery is unknown. Vegetation overgrowth in the cemetery is not a problem. Water drainage is good all year.

The oldest known gravestone dates from end of the 19th century. The 19th and 20th century marble smoothed and inscribed common gravestones have inscriptions in Hebrew and Hungarian. No known mass graves. The local Jewish community owns the property used for
Jewish cemetery only. Adjacent properties are agricultural. industrial or commercial use. Rarely, private Jewish or non-Jewish visitor stop at the never vandalized cemetery. Maintenance has been cleaning stones and clearing vegetation. Current care is regular unpaid caretaker. No structures.

Claudia Ursutiu, Pietroasa Str. no. 21, 3400 Cluj Napoca, Romania, tel. 0040-64-151073
visited the site and completed the survey on 10 July 2000 using the following documentation:

  • Recensamantul din 1880. Transilvania (1880 Transylvania Jewish Population Census.) coord.: Traian Rotariu, Cluj 1997.
  • Recensamantul din 1900. (1900 Transylvania Jewish Population Census) coord.: Traian Rotariu, Cluj, 1999
  • Recensamantul general al populatiei din 29 decembrie 1930 (The General Census of the Population from December 29, 1930), vol. II, Bucuresti 1938
  • Recensamintul general al populatiei din Romania din 7 ianuarie 1992 (The General Census of the Population of Romania from January 7, 1992), vol. I, Bucuresti, 1994
  • Zsido Lexikon, ed. by Ujvari Peter, Budapest, 1929
  • Carmilly-Weinberger, Moshe, History of the Jews of Transylvania (1623-1944), Bucuresti, 1994; Budapest 1995 in Romanian and Hungarian
  • Izvoare si marturii referitoare la evreii din Romania (Sources and Testimonies on the Jews in Romania), vol. III/1-2, coord. L. Gyemant, L. Benjamin, Bucuresti, Ed. Hasefer, 1999
  • Coriolan Suciu, Dictionar istoric al localitatilor din Transilvania (The Historical Dictionary of Localities in Transylvania), vol. I-II, Bucuresti, 1967
  • Otto Mitelstrass, Historisch-Landeskundlicher Atlas von Siebenburgen, Ortsnamenbuch, Heidelberg, 1992
  • Microsoft Auto Route Express, 1999

Claudia and Adrian Ursutiu interviewed Stern Petru, 10. 07. 2000, Oradea [January 2003]

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