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US Commission No. ROCE-0209 -
The cemetery is located at Resita, Victoriei str, 1700, judet Hunedoara, 4517 2154, 213.7 miles WNW of Bucharest and 40 km from Cransebes. Alternate names: Resica (Hungarian), Reschitza (German). Present town population is 25,000-100,000 with fewer than 10 Jews.

  • Mayor Popa Mirce, Town Hall of Resita, 1 Decembrie 1918 Street no. 30, tel: 0040-55-212770, 1700, Judet Caras Severin
  • The Jewish Community of Resita, Mihai Viteazu Street no. 8, Romania, tel. 0040-55-211048
  • 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
  • Key holder and caretaker: The local Jewish community
  • Interested: Horvath Sigismund, tel.:0040-55-211048

The 1880 Jewish population by census was 93, by 1900 census was 244 and in 1930 was 300. The unlandmarked Orthodox and Neolog The cemetery was established at end of the 19th century. The urban hillside, part of a municipal cemetery, has no sign or marker. Reached by a public road, access is open to all. A broken masonry wall with a gate that locks surrounds the site.

Approximate pre- and post-WWII size is approximately 150 x 70 m. 100-500 stones are visible. 20-100 stones are not in original location. 25%-50% 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.

No special sections. The oldest known gravestone dates from 1897. The 19th and 20th century marble, granite, limestone, sandstone, concrete, and wood flat shaped, smoothed and inscribed, and carved relief-decorated, double tombstones, and sculpted monuments and multi-stone monuments have Hebrew, German, Hungarian, and Romanian inscriptions. Some have metallic elements, portraits on stones, and metal fences around graves. No known mass graves.

The local Jewish community owns the property used for Jewish cemetery only. Adjacent properties are residential. Occasionally, private Jewish or non-Jewish visitors stop. The never vandalized cemetery maintenance has been cleaning stones and clearing vegetation. Current care is occasional clearing or cleaning by individuals. Within the limits of the cemetery is an empty preburial house. Security is a moderate threat.

Claudia Ursutiu, Pietroasa Str. no. 21, 3400 Cluj Napoca, Romania, tel. 0040-64-151073 visited the site and completed the survey in September 2000 using the following documentation:

  • Recensamantul din 1880. Transilvania (1880 Transylvania Jewish Population Census.) coord.: Traian Rotariu, Cluj 1997.
  • Recensamantul din 1900. (1900 Transylvania Jewish Population Census) coord.: Traian Rotariu, Cluj, 1999
  • Recensamantul general al populatiei din 29 decembrie 1930 (The General Census of the Population from December 29, 1930), vol. II, Bucuresti 1938
  • Recensamintul general al populatiei din Romania din 7 ianuarie 1992 (The General Census of the Population of Romania from January 7, 1992), vol. I, Bucuresti, 1994
  • Zsido Lexicon, ed. by Ujvari Peter, Budapest, 1929
  • Carmilly-Weinberger, Moshe. History of the Jews of Transylvania (1623-1944), Bucuresti, 1994, in Romanian
  • Izvoare si marturii referitoare la evreii din Romania (Sources and Testimonies on the Jews in Romania), vol. III/1-2, coord. L. Gyemant, L. Benjamin, Bucuresti, Ed. Hasefer, 1999
  • Coriolan Suciu, Dictionar istoric al localitatilor din Transilvania (The Historical Dictionary of Localities in Transylvania), vol. I-II, Bucuresti, 1967
  • Pinkas Hakehiloth: Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities. Romania, vol. I-II, Jerusalem, Yad Vashem, 1969, 1980 (in Hebrew)
  • Microsoft Auto Route Express 1999

Claudia and Adrian Ursutiu visited but conducted no interviews. [January 2003]

 
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