Novi Bečej and Vranjevo through History

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The Jewish Synagogue in Novi Bečej

The Jewish Synagogue in Novi Bečej

The Jewish church (synagogue) was built in 1865 and was located at 16 Žarko Zrenjanin Street. Next to it was the building where the cantor (assistant to the rabbi) lived. The synagogue was of modest dimensions, suitable for the number of worshippers from Novi Bečej and the surrounding villages that belonged to the Novi Bečej district.

Its appearance was simple and modest, both externally and internally. Jews were immediately arrested by the Germans upon their occupation during World War II and, in May 1941, transported by boat-tug to the Belgrade Old Fairgrounds where they were liquidated. Thus, the synagogue remained closed and unused. In 1946, the authorities sold it to private individuals who demolished it and erected residential buildings in its place.

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