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The Jews of Monastir (Bitola), Macedonia who
perished in Treblinka Death Camp in March 1943

BACKGROUND

Mark Cohen's book "Le dernier centenaire d’une communauté sépharade; les Juifs de Monastir 1830-1943" (The last century of a Sephardic community: The Jews of Monastir 1830-1943), tells the story of this Macedonian community up to March 1943. The last two chapters describe the period of the 2nd World War in Macedonia and ends with the sad detailed list of 746 families who were deported and murdered in the Treblinka death camp.


The present index contains all the surnames of the Shoah victims from Monastir without additional details (first names, ages, professions) but reveals the number of families carrying the same names and the number of murdered individuals. A note is added when a surname has several variants.

DATABASE

This database consists of 149 family names representing 761 families by surname and 3,354 total family members From Monastir, Macedonia (formerly Yugoslavia).  The database was created from Mark Cohen's book "Le dernier centenaire d’une communauté sépharade; les Juifs de Monastir 1830-1943" (The last century of a Sephardic community: The Jews of Monastir 1830-1943) and was prepared by Mathilde Tagger.

The fields in the database are:

  • Surname
  • # of Families with the Same Surname
  • # of Murdered Individuals
  • Surname Variant(s)

Acknowledgements

We acknowledge the tremendous contributions and lifelong dedication of Mathilde Tagger, z"l who made this index available. For many years, and right until her untimely death, Mathilde Tagger was a very close friend and collaborator with Jeff Malka. Together they worked to promote Sephardic genealogy research and educate the public about its enormous potential.

In addition, we express our grateful appreciation to Dr. Jeff Malka for his monumental ongoing effort to collect and make accessible Sephardic genealogical information, and for his generosity in contributing his extraordinarily valuable collection to JewishGen.

Finally, we thank Mike Kalt, HTML Volunteer, for placing this description online, and to Nolan Altman, Director of Special Projects and Coordinator of the Holocaust Database, for his continued devotion and dedication to JewishGen's important work.

July 2021.


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