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Founded in 1874, located on a small plot, and, although it has a gate, it is not physically separated from a neighboring private estate. There are some 60 preserved gravestones, with the names of the deceased that are mostly easily legible written in German Serbian and Hebrew.rnrnJust before World War II in Mitrovica there were about one hundred and forty Jewish families, whose religious needs of the early twentieth century, built and very beautiful synagogue, right across from today's high school. In those years, was founded and the Zionist society, immediately followed by the literary society, singing, charity, sports. The Jewish community in a prominent and rich, composed of merchants, craftsmen, doctors, lawyers and clerks.rnrnThe synagogue was blown up by the Nazis in 1941, and its merits in absolute extermination of the Jews had Mitrovica's Germans, Croats and others who were in favor of the German-Ustasha government, that began to stalk, harass and arrest Jews and destroying the synagogue.rnrnToday in Mitrovica is just a few Jewish families in the cemetery last grave is dated before 1944.rnrnThis, as well as photos of the workshop, were taken through a fence

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