BELI MANASTIR: Baranja Region
Beli Manastir, Monostor, Pel-Monostor. 45°46' N 18°36' E, 125.4 miles E of Zagreb.
Synagogue was built in 1904 and sold in 1950. Jewish Community: Established in 1938. Jewish Population: 1931- 197; 1947-3; 1994-0. Source: Srdjan Matic, MD, 40 West 95th Street, Apt. 1-B, New York, NY 10025. (212) 222-7783.
Cemetery: no information.
- History of Croation within ex-Yugoslavia: "After the military defeat of the Kingdom of Yugoslavia in 1941, parts of Croatia were annected to Italy and Hungary, and the rest of Croatia was occupied by the Nazi Germany and Fascist Italy. In this part of Croatia and in Bosnia-Herzegovina the occupational forces enabled the formation of the Independent State of Croatia (NDH, Nezavisna drzava Hrvatska, 1941-1945), with its own fascist ustasha order introduced from Italy and Germany, and with Ante Pavelic as its president. It brought misfortune to many Serbs, Jews, Gypsies and Croats. The aim of the Ustasha regime was to have ethnically pure Croatian territories. Mass executions were organized in the infamous Jasenovac concentration camp, similar to those in Germany and Poland. A part of captives has been left to the German occupational rule in NDH and transported to concentration camps in Germany and Poland. There is no doubt that this was the darkest period of the Croatian history. For those wishing to obtain a more complete information on the history of Independent state of Croatia we recommend to consult an essay of Sentija in [Macan, Sentija]. We also recommend you to consult an extensive book of [Paul Garde]."[February 2009]
- From the World Travel Guide: "GEOGRAPHY: A long coastal Adriatic region (narrowing as it goes north-south; the major ports being Rijeka, Pula, Zadar, Sibenik, Split and Dubrovnik) and a larger inland area (running west-east from Zagreb to the Danubian border with Serbia). Croatia has borders with Slovenia and Hungary (north), Serbia and Montenegro (east), and Bosnia-Hercegovina (southeast from Zagreb; northeast from the Adriatic coastline)." [February 2009]
- Croatian Academy of Sciences and Arts. "Certain subjects pertaining to the history of the regions of Slavonia and Baranja are being researched at the HAZU Institute for Scientific Work in Osijek. [February 2009]
- The Central Database of Shoah Victims' Names
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