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Alternate name: Croa.  46°15' N, 16°37' E in N Croatia, 43 miles NE of Zagreb. Halfway between Varaždin and Koprivnica, near the river Drava. Jewish population: 74 (in 1931). See Encyclopedia of Jewish Life (2001), p. 759: "Ludbreg". Town site. [February 2009]

Synagogue was built in 1895, abandoned in 1941, sold in 1948, and used as a private residential building today. The 19th century Jewish Community ended in 1941. Jewish Population: 1925/26-74; 1931-100; 1937/38-84; 1941-66; 1947-4; 1994- 3. See: Gruber, Ruth Ellen. Jewish Heritage Travel: A Guide to East-Central Europe. New York: John Wiley & Sons, Inc, 1992. (page 244) [1997]

Pre WWII Photos [February 2009]

MUNICIPAL CEMETERY: : The site, part of the central town cemetery, was established in 1890 and exists today with 30-40 monuments on property expropriated in 1983. [Land Registry: Folder No: 2501 Plot No.: 653 (1/10 of the land)] Source: Srdjan Matic, MD, 40 West 95th Street, Apt. 1-B, New York, NY 10025. (212) 222-7783. [1997]

This Jewish section of the municipal cemetery established in 1890 still exists with 29 monuments and one family mausoleum. Some monuments have the date of birth marked with a Star of David and the date of death with a cross. Tombs like this are relatively well maintained. The other, "purely" Jewish tombs (I,e,, without the cross), however, are not. No significant distance is between them and the rest of the cemetery. A couple of these stones are lying on the ground, either toppled deliberately or fallen because of the ground's condition. Names on the tombs are all Ashkenazi with German, Hebrew, and Croatian inscriptions. Overall, maintenance is relatively good. [January 2009]

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