|URMENIŞ [Urmenis]: jud Maramureş|
NOTE: This is not Urmeniş [Rom], Mezö-Örményes [Hun], Urmenişul, Urmenişu, Ormenişul de Campie, Juriulu de Campia, Orminyus at 46°46' N, 24°22' E in Cluj.
Alternate names: Urmeniş, Urminis.
RO/MM/52 - US Commission No. ROCE-0382
This is a difficult site as we were not able to actually see the gravestones, although we had independent confirmation from three sources that they were in a specific location. The site is so overgrown with vines, brambles and bushes, that it would only be possible to visit in the autumn, winter or early spring - and, even then, only if equipped with brush clearing tools. The rural (agricultural) hillside site is separate, but near other cemeteries with no sign or marker. Access is open to all with no wall, fence, or gate.
Vegetation is a seasonal and constant problem preventing access and disturbing and damaging stones and graves. Water drainage is good all year. No known mass graves. The site is used only for Jewish cemetery. Properties adjacent are agricultural. Compared to 1939, the never-visited cemetery boundaries enclose the same area (probable).No care. No structures. Security, erosion, and vegetation are serious threats.
John DeMetrick and Christina Crowder, formerly of Cluj-Napoca, visited the site on 23 June 2002 and completed this survey on 30 June 2000 using a list of cemeteries known by Jewish Community in Baia Mare. They have no further information. Other documentation exists. Local residents were interviewed.
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