|VETIS: Satu Mare County, Transylvania|
Alternate names: Vetiş [Rom], Vetés [Hun]. 47°48' N, 22°46' E. Jewish population: 74 (1877). Vetiş is a commune with a 2002 population of 4,475, which also includes Decebal (Újtelep) and Oar (Óvári) villages.
US Commission No. ROCE-0598 -
The cemetery is located in Vetis, 3986, judet Satu Mare, 4748 2246, 281.9 miles NNW of Bucharest and 13 km from Satu Mare. Alternate name: Vetes (Hungarian), Colonia (Romanian). Present town population is 1,000-5,000 with no Jews.
The 1880 Jewish population by census was 74, by 1900 census was 55, and in 1930 was 53. 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 second half of the 19th century Noteworthy individuals buried in the cemetery: one cohan (Moshe ben Iaacov Hacohen - Schwartz) Last known burial was inter-war period.
The rural/agricultural flat land, separate but near other cemeteries, has no sign or marker. Reached by a public road, access is open to all. A fence with a non-locking gate surrounds the site. Approximate pre-WWII size is unknown. Approximate post-WWII size is 30 x 11 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. No special sections.
The oldest known gravestone dates from second half of the 19th century. The 19th and 20th century marble, limestone, and concrete flat shaped and smoothed and inscribed common gravestones have Hebrew and Hungarian inscriptions. No known mass graves. The local Jewish community owns the property used for Jewish cemetery only. Adjacent property is local cemetery. Rarely, private Jewish or non-Jewish visitors stop. The never vandalized cemetery maintenance has been clearing vegetation Current care is regular unpaid caretaker. No structures.
. Claudia Ursutiu, Pietroasa Str. no. 21, 3400 Cluj Napoca, Romania, tel. 0040-64-151073 visited the site and completed the survey 23 July 2000 using the following documentation:
No interviews. [January 2003]
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