VALEA LUNGA: Alba, Transylvania Print

Alternate names: Valea Lungă (German: Langenthal, Hungarian:  Hosszuászó, Husasău).  Valea Lungă is a commune composed of six villages: Făget, Glogoveţ, Lodroman, Lunca, Tăuni and Valea Lungă at 46°07′30″N 24°02′35″

VALEA LUNGA (I) Alba, Transylvania

The cemetery is located at Valea Lunga, Str. Victoriei no. 326, judet Alba, Transylvania, Romania.
The alternate name is Hosszuaszo (Hungarian.) 4612 2425, 146.8 miles NNW of Bucharest and 20 km. from Blaj at 4611 2355. Present town population is 5,000-25,000 with 10-100 Jews.

  • Mayor Denes Gheorghe
  • The Jewish Community of Alba Iulia, Str. Tudor Vladimirescu no. 4, Alba Iulia, Romania. Phone: 00/40/58/817840
  • The Federation of The Jewish Communities of Romania, Sfintu Vineri Street no. 9-11, sect. 3, Bucharest, Romania
  • "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
  • "A.D. Xenopol" Institute of History, Lascar Catargi Street, no. 15, 6400- Iasi Judet Iasi, Moldavia , Romania. Tel. 032/212614; e-mail: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . Director: Alexandru Zub.
  • Key holder: Moldovan Gheorghe, Str. Victoriei no. 326, com. Valea Lunga, judet Alba
  • Caretaker: Abraham Geza, Str. Tudor Vladimirescu no. 4, Alba Iulia, Romania. Phone: 00/40/58/817840

The Jewish population by census was seventy in 1880 and 22 in 1930. The cemetery was established in 19th century. Last known burial was about.1930. The unlandmarked Orthodox cemetery is 100 m from the congregation that used it.

The isolated rural/agricultural hillside has no sign or marker. Reached via private property, access is open with permission. A fence with a no gate surrounds the site. Approximate pre- and post-WWII size was 30 X 50 m. 20-100 stones are visible. All gravestones are in original location. More than 75% of the stones are toppled or broken. Vegetation overgrowth in the cemetery is not a problem. Water drainage is good all year.

No special sections. The oldest known gravestone dates from 19th century. The 19th and 20th century marble, limestone, and sandstone memorial markers are boulders, smoothed and inscribed, and carved relief-decorated. Some have portraits on stones. Have Hebrew inscriptions.

The regional or national government owns the property used for Jewish cemetery only. Adjacent properties are agricultural. Rarely, private Jewish or non-Jewish visitors stop at the never vandalized cemetery. Maintenance has been clearing vegetation. Current care is regular unpaid caretaker. No structures.

Lucian Nastasă, Clinicilor Street, no. 19, Cluj, Romania, tel. 064/190107. Email: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it visited the site and completed the survey on 2 November 2000.

  • Tr.Rotaru (coord.), Recensamintul din 1880. Transilvania, Cluj, Edit. Staff, 1997.
  • -Kalman Weszpremy, A magyarorszagi zsidok statistikaja, Debrecen, 1907.
  • Recensamintul general al populatiei Romaniei, 1930, vol.II, publicat de Sabin Manuila, Bucuresti, 1938.
  • Lajos Venetianer, A magyar zsidosag tortenete, Budapest, 1922
  • Carmilly-Weinberger, Moshe. Istoria evreilor din Transilvania (1623-1944), Bucuresti, Edit. Enciclopedica, 1994.
  • Izvoare si marturii referitoare la evreii din Romania, I-III/1-2, Bucuresti, 1986-1999.
  • Ladislau Gyemant, Evreii din Transilvania in epoca emanciparii (1790-1867), Bucuresti, Edit. Enciclopedica, 2000.

Lucian Nastasă interviewed Moldovan Gheorghe, Str. Victoriei no. 326, com. Valea Lunga, judet Alba on 26 October 2000. [January 2003]


VALEA LUNGA (II)

See Valea Lunga I for town information.

  • Caretaker and Key holder: Istvan Alexandru, Str. Dr.Petru Groza no. 55, com. Valea Lunga, judet Alba
  • Interested: Abraham Geza, Str. Tudor Vladimirescu no. 4, Alba Iulia, Romania. Phone: 00/40/58/817840

The cemetery was established in 19th century. Last known burial was about.1925. The unlandmarked Orthodox cemetery is 200 m from the congregation that used it.

The isolated rural/agricultural hillside has no sign or marker. Reached via private property,
access is open with permission. A fence with a non-locking gate surrounds the site. Approximate pre- and post-WWII size was 40 X 50 m. 20-100 stones are visible. All gravestones are in original location. More than 75% of the stones are toppled or broken. Vegetation overgrowth in the cemetery is not a problem. Water drainage is good all year.

No special sections. The oldest known gravestone dates from 19th century. The 19th and 20th century marble, limestone, and sandstone are boulders, smoothed and inscribed, and carved relief-decorated. Some have portraits on stones. Have Hebrew inscriptions.

The regional or national government owns the property used for Jewish cemetery only.
Adjacent properties are agricultural.
Rarely, private Jewish or non-Jewish visitors stop at the never vandalized cemetery. Maintenance has been clearing vegetation. Current care is regular unpaid caretaker. No structures.

Lucian Nastasă, Clinicilor Street, no. 19, Cluj, Romania, tel. 064/190107. Email: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it visited the site and completed the survey on 27 October 2000.

  • Tr.Rotaru (coord.), Recensamintul din 1880. Transilvania, Cluj, Edit. Staff, 1997.
  • -Kalman Weszpremy, A magyarorszagi zsidok statistikaja, Debrecen, 1907.
  • Recensamintul general al populatiei Romaniei, 1930, vol.II, publicat de Sabin Manuila, Bucuresti, 1938.
  • Lajos Venetianer, A magyar zsidosag tortenete, Budapest, 1922
  • Carmilly-Weinberger, Moshe. Istoria evreilor din Transilvania (1623-1944), Bucuresti, Edit. Enciclopedica, 1994.
  • Izvoare si marturii referitoare la evreii din Romania, I-III/1-2, Bucuresti, 1986-1999.
  • Ladislau Gyemant, Evreii din Transilvania in epoca emanciparii (1790-1867), Bucuresti, Edit. Enciclopedica, 2000.

Lucian Nastasă interviewed Istvan Alexandru, Str. Dr.Petru Groza no. 55, com. Valea Lunga, judet Alba on 27 October 2000. [January 2003]

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