Evreiskaia obshchina (g. Zagreb) Records of the Jewish Religious Community in Zagreb lsraeliticka bogoštovna op ina Zagreb (Fond 1441)

Language of Description
Alt. Identifiers
  • 2017.428.1
  • RG-11.001M.43
1 Jan 1923 - 31 Dec 1941
Level of Description
  • Serbo-Croatian
  • German
  • Hebrew
  • Czech
  • Hungarian
EHRI Partner

Extent and Medium

1 microfilm reels (digitized), 16 mm

956 digital images, JPEG


Biographical History

The Jewish community of Croatia dates back to at least the 3rd century, although little is known of the community until the 10th and 15th centuries. By the outbreak of World War II, the community numbered approximately 20,000 members, most of whom were killed during the Holocaust that took place on the territory of the Nazi puppet state called Independent State of Croatia. After World War II, half of the survivors chose to settle in Israel, while an estimated 2,500 members continued to live in Croatia. According to the 2011 census, there were 509 Jews living in Croatia, but that number is believed to exclude those born of mixed marriages or those married to non-Jews. More than 80 percent of the Zagreb Jewish Community were thought to fall in those two categories. Today, Croatia is home to eight synagogues and associated organizations, located in Zagreb, Rijeka, Osijek, Split, Dubrovnik, Čakovec, Daruvar, Slavonski Brod. Of these, the Zagreb community is the largest and most active, organizing events such as the annual Zagreb Jewish Film Festival to promote Jewish culture and identity. (Source: Wikipedia and Jewish Virtual Library]

Archival History

Rossiĭskiĭ gosudarstvennyĭ voennyĭ arkhiv


Forms part of the Claims Conference International Holocaust Documentation Archive at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum. This archive consists of documentation whose reproduction and/or acquisition was made possible with funding from the Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against Germany.

Source of acquisition is the Russian State Military Archive (Rossiĭskiĭ gosudarstvennyĭ voennyĭ arkhiv), Osobyi Archive, Fond 1441. The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Archives received the filmed collection via the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum International Archival Programs Division in 1993 and new duplicates in October 2017 (represnting the same records as the initial shipment).

Scope and Content

Correspondence related to the various activities of the Jewish community (public events, charity, educational and religious matters, membership duties etc.), correspondence with Jewish and Zionist organizations in Yugoslavia and worldwide, Yugoslav government authorities (Ministry of Education and Religious Affairs) and Zagreb City administration (petitions, requests, complaints, applications for the citizenship. residence permits etc.) The entire collection was copied in 2017, replacing a possibly incomplete version received in 1993.

System of Arrangement

Fond 1441 (1923-1941). Opis 1; Delo 1-6. Arranged in three series: 1. Correspondence related to activities of the Jewish community in Zagreb, Yugoslavia ; 2. Correspondence with Jewish organizations; 3. Correspondence with Yugoslav government. Digital images located on RG-11.001M.43; an older, possibly incomplete microfilmed and digitized version appears on RG-11.001M microfilm 163, images 1-957.

Conditions Governing Reproduction

Copyright Holder: Rossiĭskiĭ gosudarstvennyĭ voennyĭ arkhiv




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