The 12th European Day of Jewish Culture in Bosnia-Herzegovina
Poverty of Jewish life today in Bosnia and Herzegovina can only be improved by developing projects with Jewish subjects, carried out by active Jewish communities in Bosnia and Herzegovina, in order to preserve a minimum of Jewish identity in this area.
With God’s blessing, and funded by Jewish Foundations of Europe and the world, the Jewish communities in Bosnia and Herzegovina could enter in a perspective process of restitution of Jewish property, which, in our case, would be expressed through the construction of a Jewish Cultural center with synagogue.
This project started on the first of May of 2011, thanks primarily to the fact that we got our land back before the Law of Restitution of Property came into force. Today’s perspective wouldn’t be possible without the positive relation between the Jewish community in Banja Luka and the government of the Republika Srpska and the city of Banja Luka, underlined by common suffering of Serbians and Jews during the World War ΙΙ in this area of the Bosnia and Herzegovina, which will not be forgotten.