|VALEA VINILUI: Satu Mare County, Transylvania|
Valea Vinului (Hung: Szamosborhíd) is a commune of 2,334 inhabitants [2010[ situated composed of four villages: Măriuş (Mogyorós), Roşiori (Szamosveresmart), Sâi (Szinfalu) and Valea Vinului.
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The cemetery is located in Valea Vinului, 3945, judet Satu Mare at 4743 2311, 266.2 miles NNW of Bucharest and 28 km from Satu Mare. The alternate name is Szamosborhid (Hungarian.) Present town population is 1,000-5,000. with no Jews.
The 1880 Jewish population by census was 54, by 1900 census was 61 and in 1930 was 57. 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 cemetery was established in end of 19th century. Noteworthy individuals buried in the cemetery: one Cohan. Last known burial was inter-war period.
The rural/agricultural hillside, separate but near other cemeteries, has no sign or marker. Reached by a public road, access is open with permission. A fence with a gate that locks surrounds the site. Approximate pre-WWII size is unknown. Approximate post-WWII size is 28 x 16 m. 1-20 stones are visible. 1-20 stones are 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 a seasonal problem preventing access. Water drainage is good all year.
The oldest known gravestone dates from end of 19th century. The 19th and 20th century limestone, concrete flat shaped and 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 residential. Rarely, private Jewish or non-Jewish visitors stop at the never vandalized cemetery. Maintenance has been re-erection of stones, patching broken stones, cleaning stones, and clearing vegetation.,
Claudia Ursutiu, Pietroasa Str. no. 21, 3400 Cluj Napoca, Romania, tel. 0040-64-151073 visited the site and completed the survey in 2000 using the following documentation:
Claudia and Adrian Ursutiu interviewed Craciun Vasile, no. 253, 2000, Valea Vinului [January 2003]
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