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Craiova Ungereni and German Cemetery






Craiova Ungereni Cemetery

Craiova is the main city in the Oltenia area, and it has a huge cemetery in which there are hundreds of tombs, some of which are important for this site on Romanian culture and history.


Craiova Cemetery
The Vorvoreanu Tomb.

Sculpted by Raffaello Romanelli

The famous Vorvoreanu family from Craiova built Vorvorenilor Palace in the early years of the twentieth century. It was built for Gogu Vorvoreanu, one of the wealthiest men in Craiova at that time, and the building was the German headquarters during the occupation of 1916-1918. The action of a famous novel of the writer Petru Dumitriu occurs in Vorvorenilor Palace and the members of this famous family in Craiova are transformed into the characters of the novel.




Photo: Adrian Gheorghe 27th February 2011

Text adapted from http://www.romguide.net/Visit/Vorvorenilor-Palace_vt335

Craiova Cemetery
The Mihail Tomb.

The Art Museum of Craiova is located in the sumptuous palace of the former magnate Jean Mihail. Built between 1899-1907, according to the plans of the French arhitect Paul Gottereau, the palace represents, stylistically, a rather free interpretation of the late baroque.

The wealth of the art works, the quite elegant background, with Venetian mirrors, candelabra of Murano crystal, Carrara marble staircases, walls with tapestries of Lyon silk, but especially the particular way the objects are displayed, make it a popular tourist destination.

Photo: Adrian Gheorghe 27th February 2011

Text adapted from http://www.primariacraiova.ro/pcv/servlet/portal?action=ContentAction&actEvent=showArticle&id=3681




Craiova Cemetery
The Vasiluta Tomb.

Photo: Adrian Gheorghe 27th February 2011




Craiova Cemetery
The Mandler Tomb.

Photo: Adrian Gheorghe 27th February 2011




Craiova Cemetery


The Constantin Tomb.

Photo: Adrian Gheorghe 27th February 2011




Craiova Cemetery


The Cornetti Tomb.

The Cornetti Art School was the first music school in Craiova, opened in 1911, after a generous donation made by Elefterie and Elena Cornetti. The prestigious institution represents a continuous source of art, culture and education.

The Honour Roll of the Cornetti Art School holds the names of many famous people of the age, amongst them George Enescu, who visited the school on several occasions and had the pleasure of hearing some of his works in the interpretation of the proud music teachers and students of this school.

Photo: Adrian Gheorghe 27th February 2011

Text adapted from http://cis01.central.ucv.ro/arhiveleolteniei/files/arhivele_olteniei-sumar-nr-23.pdf




Craiova Cemetery


The Boruzi Tomb

Photo: Adrian Gheorghe 27th February 2011




Craiova Cemetery
The Oblemenco Tomb

Ion Oblemenco (May 13, 1945 – September 1, 1996) was a Romanian football striker who spent the majority of his career playing for Universitatea Craiova. He is the club's all-time top goalscorer with a total of 167 goals, and the club's stadium is named in his honour.

The Ion Oblemenco Stadium is a multi-purpose stadium in Craiova, Romania. It is currently used mostly for football matches and is the home ground of FC Universitatea Craiova. It is located in the western side of the city. The stadium was opened on 29 October 1967 and was originally named Central Stadium. It hosted many memorable matches during the Craiova Maxima era such as the European Cup 1981-82 Quarterfinal against FC Bayern Munich and the UEFA Cup 1982-83 Semifinal against Benfica.

Following the death of Universitatea Craiova legend Ion Oblemenco in 1996, the stadium was renamed in his honour. In 2008, the stadium underwent a major renovation.



Photo: Adrian Gheorghe 27th February 2011

Text: Adapted from Wikipedia

Craiova Cemetery


A man sculpted with his camera around his neck.

Photo: Adrian Gheorghe 27th February 2011




Craiova Cemetery
Traian Demetrescu Tomb

Traian Rafael Radu Demetrescu (also known under his pen name Tradem) December 5, 1866 – April 17, 1896) was a Romanian poet, novelist and literary critic, considered one of the first symbolist authors in local literature. Influenced by French writers such as François Coppée and the Decadent Maurice Rollinat, as well as by the local poet Mihai Eminescu, he was made popular by his poems, many of which served as the basis of popular romances. Receptive to impressionism and naturalism, he wrote a number of psychological novels and several short stories, some of which are remembered for their melancholic and occasionally macabre themes.

Also noted for his socialist convictions and his contributions as a journalist, Demetrescu advocated an original view of literature, which, despite placing emphasis on progressivism, was distinct from the Marxist views of his contemporaries Constantin Dobrogeanu-Gherea and Constantin Mille.



Tradem was infected with tuberculosis, which his contemporaries said was to be found in the depressive or exuberant tones in his writings. His original take on poetry served to inspire the Romanian symbolist groups. He is seen as a predecessor to Ştefan Petică, N. Davidescu and George Bacovia, while his prose was an influence on Caton Theodorian.

Photo: Adrian Gheorghe 27th February 2011

Text: Adapted from Wikipedia

Craiova Cemetery


Elena Farago

Elena Farago (March 9 1878- 4 January 1954) was a Romanian poet who wrote poetry for children.

In 1895 Elena's father died, and she left Craiova for Bucharest where she lived with an older brother. In 1902 her first poem was published in the newspaper "România muncitoare". In 1906 she published her first volume of poems, "Lyrics". In 1921 she was appointed director of the Foundation "Alexandru și Aristia Aman" in Craiova, which she lead for 30 years. She died in 1954 after a long illness, in Craiova.


Photo: Adrian Gheorghe 27th February 2011

Text: Adapted from Wikipedia

Craiova Cemetery


The Heroes momument, a collective military grave.

Photo: Adrian Gheorghe 27th February 2011




Craiova Cemetery


The Druga Tomb

Barbu Ştefan Druga 1881 - 1969 was among the biggest landowners and exporters of grain at the time. He established a network of sales and flour milling industries. He was the owner of a large bread bakery in Craiova, and was a victim of Communist oppression.

Photo: Adrian Gheorghe 27th February 2011




Craiova Cemetery


The Lazarescu Tomb

Michail Lazarescu 1888 - 10 July 1913, a Romanian officer who died in the Second Balkan War, in the first campaign in Bulgaria.

Photo: Adrian Gheorghe 27th February 2011




Craiova Cemetery


A general view of the cemetery.

Photo: Adrian Gheorghe 27th February 2011




Craiova Cemetery


Documentation.

Photo: Adrian Gheorghe 27th February 2011









Craiova Evangelical (Protestant) Cemetery

Craiova Evangelical Cemetery
This is the Moga family grave, with a beautiful statue of a woman, made in Carrara Marble. It is still a superb statue, but the passage of time has darkened the stone with lichens and industrial pollution, and it is in need of a thorough and professional cleaning to restore it to its original lustrous white colour.

Carrara marble has been used since the time of Ancient Rome; the Pantheon and Trajan's Column in Rome are constructed of it. Many sculptures of the Renaissance, such as Michelangelo's David, were carved from Carrara marble. For Michelangelo at least, Carrara marble was valued above all other stone, except perhaps that of his own quarry in Pietrasanta. The Marble Arch in London and the Duomo di Siena are also made from this stone, as are the interiors of Manila Cathedral and the cold-white marbles of the Sheikh Zayed Mosque.

Photo: Adrian Gheorghe 6th March 2011

Text: adapted from Wikipedia




Craiova Evangelical Cemetery


Von Settelin grave.

Photo: Adrian Gheorghe 6th March 2011




Craiova Evangelical Cemetery


The Chapel of the Cemetery

Photo: Adrian Gheorghe 6th March 2011




Craiova Evangelical Cemetery


The Fabricius family grave.

Photo: Adrian Gheorghe 6th March 2011




Craiova Evangelical Cemetery


The main entrance to the cemetery, with the inscription "Place of Rest", in the German language.

Photo: Adrian Gheorghe 6th March 2011







Craiova Catholic Cemetery



The cemetery is well protected, and all the monuments are in good condition.

The Alexis team had the permission of the Catholic priest and the Cemetery overseer to take these photographs.

Craiova Catholic Cemetery


Main entrance to the Catholic Cemetery.

Photo: Adrian Gheorghe 6th March 2011




Craiova Catholic Cemetery


A monument with a bird motif.

Photo: Adrian Gheorghe 6th March 2011




Craiova Catholic Cemetery


Tomb of a Polish refugee during WWII.

Photo: Adrian Gheorghe 6th March 2011




Craiova Catholic Cemetery


A Russian monument from 1829

Photo: Adrian Gheorghe 6th March 2011




Craiova Catholic Cemetery


A Polish monument from 1850

Photo: Adrian Gheorghe 6th March 2011




Craiova Catholic Cemetery


The Waidman grave.

Photo: Adrian Gheorghe 6th March 2011




Craiova Catholic Cemetery


The Volf grave.

Photo: Adrian Gheorghe 6th March 2011







German Cemetery



Craiova German Cemetery Craiova German Cemetery


In Craiova there is a small cemetery for German heroes during WW1, still in good condition and well protected, even though they were our enemies during WW1.

They have respect and peace from the Romanian people.

Photo: Adrian Gheorghe 6th March 2011






Craiova Targets


Craiova targets

Photo: Adrian Gheorghe 8th March 2011








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