The Jews in the Area of the Bjelovar-Križevci County (1857-1918) Presented in Figures Cover Image

Brojčano kretanje Židova na području Bjelovarsko-križevačke županije (1857. - 1918.)
The Jews in the Area of the Bjelovar-Križevci County (1857-1918) Presented in Figures

Author(s): Ljiljana Dobrovšak
Subject(s): History, Social Sciences, Jewish studies, General Reference Works, Sociology, Ethnohistory, Local History / Microhistory, Modern Age, Demography and human biology, 18th Century, 19th Century, Migration Studies, Source Material
Published by: Hrvatska akademija znanosti i umjetnosti - Zavod za znanstvenoistraživački i umjetnički rad u Bjelovaru
Keywords: the Bjelovar-Križevci County; censuses; the Jews;

Summary/Abstract: The paper states some of the most basic historical and statistic data regarding the Jewish community in the Bjelovar-Križevci County between 1857 and 1918. In the period between 1857 and 1922, the name and the borders of the Bjelovar-Križevci County changed on several occasions (the Bjelovar County, particularly the Križevci County, then the Bjelovar-Križevci County, and finally the Bjelovar-Bilogora County); similarly did the borders of the interior districts, which fact hindered the research to a certain extent. Hence, this paper focuses on the demographic changes in the period between the census of 1880 and the census of 1910. Though the presence of the first Jews in the area of the Bjelovar-Križevci County was recorded rather early – at the beginning of the 19th century, more precise demographic reports are dated only after 1851, or rather 1857 – the year of the first official census. Each of the censuses between the 1850s and 1918 (1857, 1880, 1890, 1900 and 1910) listed a higher number of Jews; finally, in 1910, 2,406 Jews inhabited the Bjelovar-Križevci County, mostly the Bjelovar district and the County’s urban area (Bjelovar, Koprivnica and Križevci). In the area of the Berak Municipality, very few Jews lived (a couple of families), while they had never inhabited Podgarić.

  • Issue Year: 2011
  • Issue No: 4
  • Page Range: 205-234
  • Page Count: 31
  • Language: Croatian