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Jews began settling in Bečej in the 18th century. Already in the first half of the 19th century, there was a Jewish school and a prayer home. There is no accurate information about when the cemetery was founded, it is assumed somewhere in the first half of the 19th century. It is located at 1 Iđoški Road. The Great Synagogue was built in 1883 and the Jewish School in 1886. At that time, about 700 Jews lived in Bečej. Only 48 Jews survived the Holocaust. The synagogue was demolished in 1962. In 2011, two memorial plaques were unveiled on the building of the former Jewish school at 80 Miloš Crnjanski Street (today kindergarten). The inscriptions on them commemorate the existence of the synagogue, the Jewish school and the Jewish community of Bečej. They do not mention or refer to the suffering of Jews and their fate during the Holocaust.
Izabela Šormaz, et al., Jevreji u Bečeju (Bečej: Narodna biblioteka, 2016). Pavle Šosberger, Sinagoge u Vojvodini (Novi Sad: Prometej, 1998), 65-67. Evidencija preživelih Jevreja u Jugoslaviji 1946, I-II, Arhiv JONS, Novi Sad. Jevreji u Beceju, Milorad Berbakov

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