|UNIMAT: Satu Mare County, Transylvania|
47°31' N 22°45' E, 266.7 miles NW of Bucureşti
US Commission No. ROCE-0595 - Satu Mare County, Transylvania
The cemetery is located at Unimat, 3969, com. Acas, judet Satu Mare, 4731 2245, 266.7 miles NW of Bucharest, 40 km from Satu Mare. Alternate name: Ujnemet (Hungarian). Present town population is under 1,000 with no Jews.
The 1880 Jewish population by census was 34, by 1900 census was 40 and in 1930 was 22. 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, Hasidic cemetery was established at end of the 19th century. Last known burial was inter-war period.
The isolated rural/agricultural hillside 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 30 x 28 m. 1-20 stones are visible, some 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 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 limestone flat shaped and smoothed and inscribed common gravestones have Hebrew inscriptions. No known mass graves. The local Jewish community owns the property used for Jewish cemetery only. Adjacent properties are agricultural. Rarely, private Jewish or non-Jewish visitors stop. The never vandalized cemetery maintenance has been cleaning stones and clearing vegetation. Current care is regular unpaid caretaker. No structures. Security is a serious threat. (no fence, no gate) 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 27 July 2000 using the following documentation:
Claudia and Adrian Ursutiu interviewed Racoltea Gheorghe, Unimat. [January 2003]
|Last Updated on Monday, 20 August 2012 15:41|