Historiography about Jews of Bosna and Herzegovina Cover Image

Historiografija o Jevrejima u Bosni i Hercegovini
Historiography about Jews of Bosna and Herzegovina

Author(s): Eli Tauber
Subject(s): Jewish studies
Published by: Univerzitet u Sarajevu
Keywords: Jews; History; Bosnia and Herzegovina; Sarajevo; Sephardic Jews; Holocaust; Cultural heritage

Summary/Abstract: The Jewish people in Bosnia and Herzegovina were never much concerned about their past and history. We can mark the appearance of the newspaper “La Alborada” in 1900/1901 as the beginning of research of Jewish history in Bosnia and Herzegovina. In 1911 Rabi Dr. Moric Levi published a book in German: “Sephardim in Bosnien”. In the book Dr. Moric Levi used material which had already been gathered and elaborated by Zekky-Efendi, but he gave it a Sephardic meaning and encircled it to the Ottoman period. Jorjo Tadic gave a meaningful contribution to the history of Jews in Bosnia and Herzegovina in his book “Jews in Dubrovnik up to the middle of the 17th century”. The Jewish newspapers preserved valuable information about Jewish history in Bosnia and Herzegovina - without it today it would have been impossible to write the history of Jews in Bosnia and Herzegovina. The post war period (1945- ) creates a whole new situation. The Jewish community of Sarajevo formed a work - group in which were top intellectuals with the aim of serious research, gathering data and translation of documents that were in old Turkish language. In the year 1984 a scholarly congress took place, partly elaborating the history and culture of Jews in Bosnia and Herzegovina. The scholarly congress was entitled: Jewish creation in cultural heritage and development of Bosnia and Herzegovina. The biggest part of written books is dedicated to research of Holocaust.

  • Issue Year: LII/2011
  • Issue No: 2
  • Page Range: 205-222
  • Page Count: 18
  • Language: Bosnian