Secret Census of Istrian Croats held in 1939 based on 1936 Census Data Cover Image

O povjerljivom popisivanju istarskih Hrvata provedenom 1939. godine (na temelju popisnoga materijala iz 1936. godine)
Secret Census of Istrian Croats held in 1939 based on 1936 Census Data

Author(s): Marino Manin
Subject(s): History
Published by: Hrvatski institut za povijest
Keywords: Secret Census; Istria; Demography; Croatia

Summary/Abstract: Croatian historiography and demographical science paid little attention to the results of census of Istrian Croats just before the outbreak od World War II. Still, during 1939 Italian authorities conducted a secret census of non-Italian population (Croats and Slovenians) in Istria, Kvarner, Zadar, Trieste and Gorizia. It is unknown which Italian archives has data about this census. The results of the census have been found in documents microfilmed and kept in the National Archives in Washington. Using these microfilms, A. Mattossi and F. Krasna published an elaborate scientific article in 1998. The author of this article researched documents connected with 1939 census that can be found in Croatian archives. It is obvious that Italian authorities were well prepared and organized to conduct the census. The Kingdom of Italy publicly stated that Italian speaking population in those areas increased between two world wars. In fact, the percentage of Croatian speaking population did not diminish in that period.

  • Issue Year: 34/2002
  • Issue No: 3
  • Page Range: 713-734
  • Page Count: 21
  • Language: Croatian