We traveled to Panciu in search of two cemeteries. We found one on Independence Boulevard. It was secured by a locked fence and a guard dog. There were perhaps 50 stones, 3 ohels, and a pre-burial house. The stones were ordinary with three exceptions–a memorial containing an unknown Jewish soldier from World War I, a listing of Jewish soldiers from Panciu who died in World War I, and a memorial to Jewish victims of an earthquake in 1940.

We asked local residents about a second cemetery and were shown its approximate location on the outskirts of town, but no one could say with certainty that there had been a cemetery there or that it had been Jewish. Consequently we gave up that quest and moved on.