Museums, Memorials & Cultural Institutions

 

 

DUBROVNIK

Jewish Museum

Zudioska 5

There is a small Jewish museum in the building of the medieval  Synagogue.  The precious collection of ritual objects includes silver and textiles, as well as 13th/14th century Torah scrolls brought to Dubrovnik by Jews expelled from Spain. All were smuggled out of the synagogue and hidden from the Nazis during World War II by members of the local Jewish Toletino family.

 

JASENOVAC

Memorial site and Memorial Museum

Established in 1968 at the site of the Jasenovac concentration camp, which was founded by the Nazi-allied Independent State of Croatia as a place of imprisonment, forced labor and executions, primarily for the Serb Orthodox population as well as for Jews and Roma. The reinforced concrete memorial, erected in 1966 and designed by Bogdan Bogdanović, is in the shape of a huge flower.

Web site of the Memorial/Museum 

Jasenovac camp in Holocaust Encyclopedia

 

ZAGREB

CENDO Research & Documentation Center for Holocaust Victims & Survivors

Palmotićeva 16
Zagreb 10000

Established by the Jewish community of Zagreb’s claims conference and the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee in 2000. Its area of focus are cooperation with academic researchers and members of Jewish communities to collect, preserve, and research material and documents about Jews in Croatia; the creation of a database of Holocaust victims and Holocaust survivors; the transfer of knowledge and information; academic research projects; making archival catalogues available online; researching the Holocaust in Croatia; collecting documents, photos, video, and testimonies from Holocaust survivors in Croatia. It organizes seminars, workshops, symposiums, and conferences and publishes books, research materials, educational materials, proceedings, and catalogues.

 

 

Rimon Center for Jewish Education