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Bosnia and Herzegovina

Mostar old bridge illuminated in memory of the victims of the Shoah

In memory of the six million murdered Jews, the Mostar Old Bridge, the Herceg Stjepan Kosača Center, as well as the National Museum in Sarajevo, were illuminated. 

Bosnian Jewish Community decides to establish Archive

The Jewish community of Bosnia and Herzegovina decided to establish its archive to collect and unify archival material related to the Bosnian Jews. 

Bosnian Holocaust survivor and Ladino speaker passed away in Sarajevo

Moris Albahari, one of the last speakers of the Ladino language in Bosnia and a guardian of the Jewish tradition, passed away in Sarajevo at the age of 93.

Presidency of Bosnia and Herzegovina adopts IHRA Antisemitism Definition

The Presidency of Bosnia and Herzegovina adopted the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance (IHRA) Working Definition of Antisemitism.

First Bar-Mitzvah in years takes place at Sarajevo Synagogue

The Sarajevo Synagogue saw its first Bar-Mitzvah after many years, when a 13-years-old Sarajevan reached his religious adulthood and became a full-fledged member of a Jewish community which for decades saw a decline in membership.

City of Zenica returns synagogue to Bosnian Jewish community

The City Council of Zenica has voted unanimously to return the city's synagogue to the Jewish community of Bosnia and Herzegovina.

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