BIJELJINA (Republic of Srpska) Print

 

Cemetery: "This dilapidated Jewish cemetery was founded between 1860 and 1878. It currently covers about 0.05 hectares: less than half the area it covered before the Second World War. The 75 or so tombstones are mostly 20th century, with inscriptions in German and Serbo-Croat. The last known Jewish burial was in 1940; there have been no Jews in Bijeljina, and hence no maintenance, since the 1950s. A fence surrounds part of the original area, but there is nothing to prevent access. Parts of the site have been built on; gravestones have been vandalised and many probably stolen. Very few inscriptions survive, and almost all are damaged. Address: Cara Urosa Str. Source [January 2009]

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