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Jews began settling in Čantavir in the late 18th century. The Jewish community with school was established in the mid-19th century. The cemetery was founded in 1847. The synagogue was built in 1860. Only 14 Jews survived the Holocaust. The synagogue was destroyed in 1950 and there is not memorial-plaque on the site. There are about 110 graves in the cemetery, only a few from the aftermath of World War II. As a matter of fact, these are empty graves without remains; they are family memorials commemoration the loved ones who perished in the Holocaust. The cemetery in Čantavir is surrounded by courtyards of private houses. It is maintained by Robert who is the only one who has an open passage to the cemetery from his house. Thanks to him, the cemetery is preserved and well-maintained.
Pavle Šosberger, Sinagoge u Vojvodini (Novi Sad: Prometej, 1998), 30-31. Mladenka Ivanković, “Iseljavanje Jevreja u Izrael 1946 - 1952. godine,” 71. Mladenka Ivanković, Jevreji u Jugoslaviji 1944 - 1952. godine (Beograd: Institut za noviju istoriju Srbije, 2009), 298. Evidencija preživelih Jevreja u Jugoslaviji 1946, I-II, Arhiv JONS, Novi Sad.

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