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"Cemetery: A forested hillside near this town, about 80 kilometres from Sarajevo, is the site of a series of multi-ethnic cemeteries. Although they are divided by religion, no fence separates one from another, and there are crosses in the midst of the Jewish section. This was founded between 1876 and 1888 and contains about 100-150 gravestones; many monuments reflect the relative wealth of the community in former times. The inscriptions are in Hebrew, Ladino, Serbo-Croat, and German. The oldest stone is from 1887. There are portraits on some of them. The cemetery is owned by the Jewish community and is still in use. Location: Hillside in Bare, outside the town." Source [January 2009]

This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it , secretary general of the Jewish community in Doboj, North Bosnia and Herzgegovina, seeks help to coordinate a project, together with Lea Maestro from Jewish community in Sarajevo, for preservation of Jewish cemeteries in Bosnia. There are around 44 cemeteries according to Ivica ńĆeresnjes, Jewish researcher.[July 2010]

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