Alternate names: Bačka Topola [Serb], Topolya [Hun], Topolo. 45°49' N, 19°38' E, in N Serbia, 20 miles S of Subotica (Szabadka), 25 miles E of Sombor (Zombor). Encyclopedia of Jewish Life (2001), p. 68: "Backa Topola". A Jewish community dated from 1770 with a synagogue from 1863 that was demolished in 1950. The 1920 rabbi's house with Mogen David in a roundel above the main entrance is now a library.
General town information [January 2010]
Jewish cemetery: An ohel and Holocaust memorials exist. Volunteers from Hungary cleaned the cemetery in February 2004. [January 2009]
The February issue of Szombat, the magazine of the Hungarian Jewish Cultural Association, writes about the cleaning of the old Jewish cemetery in Topolya (now: Bačka Topola, Serbia and Montenegro). The article (in Hungarian).
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