Brod na Kupi Jewish Cemetery
“The Jewish cemetery of Brod na Kupi was established in 1870 and abandoned after the end of the Second World War. Currently it is in very bad condition with only a few tombstones remaining. The monument to Solomon Roth, who died in 1896, was found in the cemetery just a few years ago. In accordance with current plans, the former cemetery will be listed on maps of historic Jewish cemeteries in Europe.
Brod na Kupi is a town located in the western part of Gorski Kotar. It was first mentioned in 1481 as a Croatian nobility estate. In the 16th century, the area suffered from the Turkish invasion and the village was depopulated. In the 16th century, a few Serb families came to live in Brod na Kupi when the castle was erected. There were 172 inhabitants in 1857 and in 1910, the population was 266. There is little historical knowledge about the Jewish community in Brod na Kupi. In 1921, there were 45 Jews in Brod na Kupi and the surrounding area and only 37 in 1931. There was a synagogue in the town before the Second World War, but later the building was demolished to construct a new school. In agreement with the Israeli Embassy in Croatia, in 2019 there were plans to commemorate and mark the prominent sites of the former Jewish community in Brod na Kupi. “