Eli’s fight to preserve tales of Bosnia’s Jews

AS their numbers dwindle, Bosnia’s Jewish community is creating an archive of Balkan Jewish history, including documents, photographs and artefacts to preserve the Bosnian Jewish story.

A group called the Jewish Community of Bosnia Herzegovina acquired a 7,500 square foot space in Sarajevo in the autumn with the hope of turning the eventual archive into a museum.

Eli Tauber, 72, who has written several books on Bosnian Jewish culture and history, is leading the project.

“Our idea is to write the history of the Jewish people in Bosnia and Herzegovina,” he said. “But this is not so easy.”

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