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46°10' N 15°53' E, 25.6 miles NNW of Zagreb

Hrvatsko Zagorje region is "full of villages and small towns, picturesque hills, numerous vineyards, and cultural historical monuments.... Nearby is the Stubičke thermal spa that, together with Krapinske and Tuheljske thermal spas are the most significant thermal springs in the wider surrounding areas of Zagreb. Krapina is the largest town of Hrvatsko Zagorje, and nearby the remains of a Neanderthal skeleton were discovered at the end of the nineteenth century, and date back to the period in which life in this area began." Source [February 2009]

Central Town Cemetery: Jewish Section was established in 1890 has a Ceremonial Hall and 30 monuments. The public property was nationalized in 1958. [Land Registry: Folder No: 1737 Plot No.: 1406 & 1405/2] Jewish Community belonged to the J.C. in Varazdin. Jewish Population: 1931- 60; 1941- 45; 1947-9; 1994-0. Source: Srdjan Matic, MD, 40 West 95th Street, Apt. 1-B, New York, NY 10025. (212) 222-7783.

The thirty tombstones have inscriptions in Hebrew, German, and Croatian. The ceremonial hall, existing in 1994?] was destroyed about 20 years ago although its foundations are still visible. No separation between the Jewish section and the rest of the cemetery exists. [January 2009]

Last Updated on Sunday, 17 January 2010 21:37
 
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