Državni arhiv u Bjelovaru

  • State Archive in Bjelovar
  • DABJ

Geographical and Cultural Context

The synagogue built in 1912-14 (at Ivana Mazuranica 6) was designed in a stripped-back Secessionist style by Otto Goldscheider. It is now a cultural center, Dom Kulture Bjelovar. There are about 200 tombstones and a Ceremoial Hall in the Jewish section of the well-maintained municipal cemetery, established in 1876. Inscriptions are in various combinations of Hebrew, German, Hungarian, Croatian and other languages.

Mandates/Sources of Authority

Covers the county territory of the townships: Bjelovar, Čazma, Daruvar, Garešnica, Grubišno Polje, Đurđevac, Vrbovec te općine Berek, Dubrava, Dežanovac, Đulovac, Farkaševac, Gradec, Hercegovac, Ivanska, Kapela,Končanica, Nova Rača, Preseka, Rakovec, Rovišće, Severin, Sirač, Šandrovac, Štefanje, Velika Pisanica, Veliki Grđevac, Velika Trnovitica, Veliko Trojstvo and Zrinski Topolovac.

Archival and Other Holdings

Holocaust-related material is to be found within several collections either in the Bjelovar State Archive or registries of different city companies such as the city cemetery, etc. In the State archive the most important collections are those referring to birth registries; People's Liberation Army (Anti-Fascist uprising) collections; county administration collections during the Independent State of Croatia; county committees for establishing the crimes of occupiers and their helpers, school registries; etc.

Finding Aids, Guides, and Publication

Available.

Opening Times

7:30-14:30 every work day.

Languages Used

  • Croatian

  • German

  • Hungarian

Scripts Used

  • Latin

Sources

  • Official website. Also: "The Overview of Archival Collections of Croatian State Archives" (Zagreb, 2006)