Comunita Israelitica Ragusa Jewish Community of Ragusa (Dubrovnik) Jüdische Gemeinde Ragusa (Fond 1439)

Language of Description
Alt. Identifiers
  • 2017.427.1
  • RG-11.001M.98
1 Jan 1709 - 31 Dec 1940
Level of Description
  • Italian
  • Serbo-Croatian
  • Hebrew
  • Albanian
  • German
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Extent and Medium

2 microfilm reels (digitized), 16 mm

digital images,


Biographical History

The first settling person in Ragusa was Jewish merchant from Durazzo, Albania in 1968. In 1492, Ragusa (Dubrovnik) became important transit center for Sephardic exiles from Spain. In 1546 a Jewish ghetto was created and their inhabitants were subject of special taxes. In 1755 a special law was introduced to do not allow the ghetto residences to move outside of the ghetto walls. This restriction was lifted by Napoleon in 1815. The Jews of Dubrovnik were emancipated in 1873.After the World War I Dubrovnik became a part of Yugoslavia. At 1939 in Dubrovnik live 250 Jews. In June 1943, the Jews of Dubrovnik were sent to Italian camp at Rab along with other Yugoslavian Jewish residents of territory occupied by Italian forces.

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 1439. The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Archives received the filmed collection via the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum International Archival Programs Division in 2017.

Scope and Content

Records of the Jewish Community of Ragusa (Dubrovnik). Consists of marriage, death, and birth registers, financial documentation, registers of dues and fees, and an account book of the Jewish community of Dubrovnik.

System of Arrangement

Fond 1439 (1709-1940), Opis 1. Dela 12. Selected records arranged in two series: 1. Registers of marriage, death and birth [dates and personal information are included]; 2. Financial accounting documentation.

Conditions Governing Reproduction

Copyright Holder: Rossiĭskiĭ gosudarstvennyĭ voennyĭ arkhiv



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