|RIMNICU SARAT: Buzau County|
RIMNICU SARAT (I):
The Jewish population by census was 519 in 1899 and 1,029 in 1930. The cemetery was established in 19th century. Last known burial was 19th century. The unlandmarked Orthodox cemetery is 2 km from the congregation that used it.
The isolated urban hillside has no sign or marker. Reached by a public road, access is entirely closed. A fence with a gate that locks surrounds the site. Approximate pre- and post-WWII size is 200 m x 150 m. 1-20 stones are visible. 1-20 stones are in original location. All gravestones are 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.
The oldest known gravestone dates from 19th century. The 19th century limestone and sandstone flat shaped and carved relief-decorated memorial markers have Hebrew inscriptions. Some have portraits on stones. The national Jewish community owns the property used for
Lucian Nastasă interviewed Enea Fane, Str. Jidie no. 23, Rm. Sarat on May 8, 2001. [January 2003]
See RIMNICU SARAT (I) for town information.
The cemetery was established at the end of the 19th century. Last known burial was Jan. 2000.
The isolated suburban flat land has no sign or marker. Reached by a public road,
The cemetery has special sections for Cohanim. The oldest known gravestone dates from 1903. The 20th century marble, granite, limestone, sandstone, and slate memorial markers have Hebrew, German, and Romanian inscriptions. Some have traces of painting on their surfaces, iron decorations or letting, bronze decorations or lettering, and other metallic elements and portraits on stones, sculpted monuments, and multi-stone monuments. Some have portraits on stones and metal fences around graves. A memorial to Jewish soldiers exists.
The local Jewish community owns the property used for Jewish cemetery only. Adjacent properties are commercial or industrial. Occasionally, private Jewish or non-Jewish visitors stop at the never vandalized cemetery. No maintenance. Current care is regular unpaid caretaker. No structures. Vegetation is a moderate threat.
Lucian Nastasă interviewed Danila Gheorghe, Str. Eroilor 2, Rm. Sarat on May 8, 2001. [January 2003]
[UPDATE] Photos by Charles Burns [April 2016]
|Last Updated on Monday, 04 April 2016 21:42|