|VINTU de JOS: jud Alba, Transylvania|
Alternate names: Vinţu de Jos, Vinţ (German: Unter-Wintz, Winzendorf, Weinsdorf; Hungarian: Alvinc; Latin: Binstum) is a commune in the center of the Alba judet. The commune includes another 17 villages:Câmpu Goblii (Unter-Eisenberg), Ciocaşu (Zoggesch), Crişeni (Krieschen), Dealu Ferului (Eisenberg), Gura Cuţului (Gurrenkutz), Haţegana (Hetzingen), Inuri (Lilienfeld), Laz (Slawendorf), Mătăcina (Mattatschin), Mereteu (Merethof), Pârău lui Mihai (Michelsdorf), Poieniţa (Pojenitz), Stăuini (Stabing), Valea Goblii (Goblsdorf), Valea lui Mihai (Michaelsdorf), Valea Vinţului (Wintzbach), and Vurpăr (Burgberg-Walbersdorf). Wikipedia.
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The cemetery is located at Str. Cimitirului no. 401, Vintzu de Jos, judet Alba, Transylvania, Romania. The alternate name is Alvincz (Hungarian.) ?4557 4604, 21 km from Alba Iulia 4604 2335. Present town population is 5,000-25,000 with no Jews.
The Jewish population by census was 99 in 1850-1851, 83 in 1880, and 65 in 1930. The cemetery was established in 19th century. Last known burial was 1913. The unlandmarked Orthodox cemetery is 3 km from the congregation that used it.
The rural/agricultural flat land, separate but near other cemeteries, has no sign or marker.
No special sections. The oldest known gravestone dates from 19th century. The 19th and 20th century marble, limestone, and sandstone memorial markers have Hebrew and Hungarian inscriptions. Some have traces of painting on their surfaces, iron decorations or letting, bronze decorations or lettering, and other metallic elements. Some have portraits on stones.
The national Jewish community owns the property used for recreation. Adjacent properties are agricultural. Rarely, local residents stop. The cemetery was vandalized occasionally in the last ten years. No maintenance. No care now. No structures. Security (uncontrolled access) is a serious threat. Vandalism is a serious threat (destruction of the stones.)
Lucian Nastasă interviewed Abraham Geza, Str. Tudor Vladimirescu no. 4, Alba Iulia, Romania. Phone: 00/40/58/817840 on 28 October 2000. [January 2003]
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