Državni arhiv u Bjelovaru
- State Archive in Bjelovar
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
The State Archive in Bjelovar 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 created during the rule of the Independent State of Croatia; county committees for establishing the crimes of occupiers and their helpers, school registries; etc.
Finding Aids, Guides, and Publication
There are finding aids and guides available onsite.
The reading room is open Monday to Friday to 7:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
"The Overview of Archival Collections of Croatian State Archives" (Zagreb, 2006)