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Samuel Wessel, Ph.D.

Rabbi, Sarajevo, Bosnia.

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MOSTAR – Capital of the district of Mostar, in the province of Bosnia and Herzegovina, Austria. It had in 1895 a total population of 14,370, of whom 164 were Jews. The first Jews settled at Mostar in 1850 and founded a community six...
SARAJEVO – Capital of Bosnia. For the history of its Jewish community till 1850 see Bosnia.About 1850 Omar Pasha (Michael Lattas) granted the Jews of Sarajevo the right to settle in any part of the city. Down to 1878, when Austria-Hungary...
TRAVNIK – Town of Bosnia. The first Jews settled there at the beginning of the nineteenth century, during the reign of the sultan 'Abd al-Majid, most of them being Sephardim from Sarajevo. The first to come were the army purveyor Abraham...