CAKOVEC [Čakovec, Csáktornya,, Csakathurn], Csákáthurn, Csakovce, Tschakathurm, Csakatur.] Print

46°23' N 16°26' E 45 mi NNE of Zagreb. Alternate names: Čakovec [Croa], Csáktornya [Hun], Csakathurn [Ger], Csákáthurn, Csakovce, Tschakathurm, Csakatur. [February 2009]

History {February 2009]

Jewish Communtiy Cakovec [February 2009]

O. Kersovanija 4
40000 Cakovec
tel : 040/311-092
President : dr. Andrej Pal
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The synagogue built in 1836 was damaged during WWII and demolished after 1945. The land was confiscated in 1959. [February 2009]

Jewish Guide to Croatia [July 2014]

Central Town Cemetery: The Jewish Cemetery is part of Central Town Cemetery established in 1897 that is still active today. The 1891 Ceremonial Hall was demolished in 1991 with its huge rectangle foundation still visible opposite to the main entrance. The now public property was confiscated in 1948. There is a monument to Jewish W.W.II  Victims. The landmarked cemetery is maintained by the Jewish Community in Cakovec and local authorities. Tombstones from the old Jewish cemetery, which was located in the center of the town and used for burials from 1794 through 1927, were moved here.   Fairly well maintained, some of the gravestones are lying on the ground. The gate is decorated with two menorahs. Three family ausoleums were built in  the 19th and 20th centuries. Gravestone inscriptions are in Hungarian, Croatian, German, and Hebrew. [February 2009]

Old Jewish Cemetery in the center of the town and used 1794-1927 was moved to the new one in 1927. [Land Registry: Folder No: 22 Plot No.: 460/20/1 & 460/20/2] Synagogue was built in 1836, damaged by W.W.II in 1944 and demolished after 1945. The land was confiscated in 1959; [Land Registry: Folder No: 43 Plot No.: 90/1] The Jewish community was established in 18th century and still exists. Source: Srdjan Matic, MD, 40 West 95th Street, Apt. 1-B, New York, NY 10025. (212) 222-7783. Jewish Population: 1925/26-800; 1930- 860; 1931- 605; 1937/38- 505; 1941- 555; 1947- 98; 1994- 24. See: Gruber, Ruth Ellen. Jewish Heritage Travel: A Guide to East-Central Europe. New York: John Wiley & Sons, Inc, 1992. (page 244)

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