"The Jewish Community in Derventa was completely destroyed in the Holocaust. Just two survivors returned after the Second World War. The Moorish-style Synagogue, built in 1911, was heavily damaged by the Ustaše in 1941 and what remained of it collapsed in 1950. Residential buildings now occupy the site.

Cemetery: More than a third of the site of the neglected Jewish cemetery has been encroached upon by development. In 2005, hundreds of landmines, planted here during the Bosnia war - during which heavy fighting caused further damage - remained uncleared." Source [January 2009]

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