These individual and family portraits of members of the Jewish community of Bitola, Macedonia, were used by Bulgarian occupation authorities to register the Jewish population prior to its deportation in March 1943.
The Sephardic Jewish community of Monastir, historically the largest Jewish community in Macedonia. The Jews who trace their ancestry to the Macedonian city known since 1913 as Bitola continue to call the city by the name it bore during centuries of Ottoman rule: Monastir.
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