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Alternate names: Sziszek [Hun], Sissek [Ger], Siscia [Ital], Sisseg, Сисак. 45°28' N, 16°23' E, central Croatia, 29 miles SE of Zagreb. 1900 Jewish population: about 200. [February 2009]

 

  • Encyclopedia of Jewish Life (2001), p. 1188: "Sisak".
  • Pinkas HaKehilot, Yugoslavia (1988), p. 238: "Sisak"

City of Sisak
44000 Sisak
Rimska 26 Croatia
(+385 44) 524-660, 524-661 (+385 44) 510-010
Sisak-Moslavina, County (03).

Town image: [February 2009]

Sisak Children's Concentration Camp: Set up by the Ustaše, Croatian fascists and Nazi collaborators, this was part of the Jasenovac cluster of concentration and death camps. 6600 Serbian, Jewish and Roma children were incarcerated here during WWII with over 1600 deaths. [February 2009]

1880 Synagogue was sold in 1949 but the building [1992] is a music school. Jewish Community, established in early 19th century, ended in 1952. Jewish Population: 1925/26-300; 1931- 276; 1937/38-281; 1941-174; 1947-6; 1994-8. See: Gruber, Ruth Ellen. Jewish Heritage Travel: A Guide to East-Central Europe. New York: John Wiley & Sons, Inc, 1992. (page 244)

Cemetery established in early 19 century exists with 150 monuments on property heavily damaged in 1944/45 by Allied bombing. Remains were exhumed in 1960. Source: Srdjan Matic, MD, 40 West 95th Street, Apt. 1-B, New York, NY 10025. (212) 222-7783.

Possibly a few broken stones exist. [January 2009]

Last Updated on Sunday, 17 January 2010 23:29