|VALEA IZVOARELOR: Mures county, Transylvania|
Alternate names: Beşineu, Beşineul, Valea Izvoarelor. 46°26' N 24°23' E, 161.2 miles NNW of Bucureşti
US Commission Report:
The cemetery is located in Valea Izvoarelor, near the village, cod 4311, judet Mures, 4626 2423, 161.2 miles NNW of Bucharest and 23 km from Targu Mures. Alternate name: Buzas Besenyo (Hungarian). Present town population is under 1,000 with no Jews.
Mayor Simon Istvan, tel. 127425, 471149, Sanpaul
The Jewish Community of Mures, A. Filimon Str., no. 23,4300,Targu Mures, Romania, Tel. 0040-65-161810.
The Federation of the Jewish Communities of Romania, Sfintu Vineri Str., no 9-11, Sector 3, Bucharest, Romania.
Key holder: none
The 1880 Jewish population by census was 20 and from 1930 census was zero. The unlandmarked Orthodox cemetery dates from the 19th century. The rural/agricultural hillside, separate but near other cemeteries, has no sign or marker. Reached by a public road, access is open to all. No wall, fence, or gate. Approximate pre- and post-WWII size is 20 m x 15 m. 1-20 stones are visible, some not in original location. 25%-50% of the stones are toppled or broken. 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 19th century. The 19th and 20th century limestone flat shaped common gravestones have Hebrew inscriptions. No known mass graves. The national Jewish community owns the property used for orchard. Adjacent properties are agricultural and the Greek-Orthodox cemetery. Rarely, private Jewish or non-Jewish visitors stop. The never vandalized cemetery maintenance has been clearing vegetation Current care is occasional clearing or cleaning by individuals. No structures. Security is a moderate threat. (Fence is broken.)
Cosmina Popa, Tatra Street no. 4, tel. 064/ 128764, Cluj Napoca, 3400 and Ioana Oprea, Bd. 21 Decembrie, 13-15, 064/190849, Cluj-Napoca, 3400 visited the site and completed the survey on 14 August 2000 using the following documentation:
|Last Updated on Monday, 20 August 2012 16:53|