Monday, September 15, 2008

Pictures from Travnik Jewish Cemetery

As reported in an earlier post, the Travnik synagogue was demolished two weeks ago. Azra Nuhefendic, one of the concerned citizens who raised the alarm and tried to halt the demolition, has sent me photographs of the neglected Jewish cemetery in Travnik.

As Ivan Ceresnjes reported, "The Jewish cemetery in Travnik, founded in 1762, is outside of the town on the slope of one of the surrounding hills, bordering the Catholic cemetery. It is large, quite overgrown with vegetation, but in decent condition. In the center of the plot is a monument to those who perished in WWII. It is a concrete pedestal on which are positioned three tombstones, possibly among the oldest ones from the cemetery."

The photos I am posting here were taken by a local journalist, Stojan Milos. Ms Nuhefendic, his friend, authorized publication of them on this blog.

No comments:

Post a Comment