Krapina Jewish Cemetery

Cemetery Information

Country
Croatia
Region
Krapinsko-zagorska županija
District
Krapina
Settlement
Krapina
Site address
Andrije Hebranga Street, near its intersection with Miroslava Krleze Street.
GPS coordinates
46.163783, 15.876458
Perimeter length
201 metres
Is the cemetery demolished
no
Type and height of existing fence
No fenced.
Preservation condition
Jewish section
General site condition
The Jewish section is well maintained.
Number of existing gravestones
There are 38 tombstones, of which 14 are on the ground. There are also three graves without headstones.
Date of oldest tombstone
1887
Date of newest tombstone
1971
Urgency of erecting a fence
Fence is not needed
Land ownership
Municipality
Preserved construction on site
No
Drone surveys
Yes

Historical overview

The Jewish cemetery of the Krapina is a part of the local municipal cemetery and was established in 1890. The site of the Jewish section was nationalized in 1958. In 2009, there were about 30 well-maintained tombs still standing. The tombstones have inscriptions in Hebrew, German and Croatian. The oldest tombstone dates back to 1887 and the latest to 1971. The ceremonial hall of the cemetery was destroyed around 20 years ago.

Krapina is a town and the administrative center of the Krapina-Zagorje County. The town was first mentioned in 1193 and its fortress was erected in 1258. The area was a favorite site for castles and country houses of Croatian and Hungarian rulers during the Middle Ages. In the 15th century, Krapina and the surrounding region were the sites of many battles against the Ottoman army. The development of the area began in the 18th century after the town was renovated due to a prior devastating earthquake. In the 19th century, Krapina received permission to hold six fairs a year. During that time, the town became a center of woodworking crafts. In 1910, there were 4,430 inhabitants in the town, most of them Croats. The Jews came to Krapina in the 19th century and were members of the Jewish community of nearby Varazdin. In 1931, there only 60 Jews and only 45 before the Second World War. After the war, only nine Jews lived in the town.

Krapina Jewish Cemetery
Krapina Jewish Cemetery
Krapina Jewish Cemetery
Krapina Jewish Cemetery
Krapina Jewish Cemetery
Krapina Jewish Cemetery
Krapina Jewish Cemetery
Krapina Jewish Cemetery
Krapina Jewish Cemetery
Krapina Jewish Cemetery
Krapina Jewish Cemetery
Krapina Jewish Cemetery
Krapina Jewish Cemetery
Krapina Jewish Cemetery
Krapina Jewish Cemetery
Krapina Jewish Cemetery
Krapina Jewish Cemetery
Krapina Jewish Cemetery