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REFERENCE: Ruth Gruber. Jewish Heritage Travel: A Guide to East-Central Europe. New York: John Wiley & Sons, Inc., 1992* 201, 232 located at 45°38' 25°35'

REFERENCE: http://www.romaniatravel.com/romania/transilvania/brasov.html">http://www.romaniatravel.com/romania/transilvania/brasov.html - link no longer available: "Capital city of the county of Brasov; located in the Bârsa Depression, at the foot of the Tâmpa Mount; 650 m high; the town's fortifications were raised by the Saxons between the 14th-17th centuries in order to defend it against the Turks' and the Tartars' raids; the 17th c. saw the unprecedented development of crafts and trade as favoured by the town's position at the crossroads between western Europe and the Orient; 322,977 inhabitants (1995); at present, the 2nd industrial centre after Bucharest and one of the main university, historic and tourist cities in Romania..." [December 2000]