No official name
Who is Commemorated?
9 soldiers of World War I and 214 Jewish Holocaust victims from Koprivnica.
The monument is situated in the northwestern part of the cemetery, on a raised plot adjacent to the cemetery back wall, at the end of an alley. Six wide stairs lead to it. The monument consists of a wall of black marble, dedicated to nine Jewish soldiers from Koprivnica killed during World War I, two pillars of white marble inscribed 1941 and 1945, and a polished, prone stele similar to a grave marker.
The polished stele contains a verse from the poem “Jama” (The Pit) by the Croatian poet Ivan Goran Kovacić whose mother was Jewish. In 1942 he became a partisan and he was killed by Serbian Chetniks in 1943. Under the verse, there is a five-pointed star, under which a dedicatory inscription in Croatian is placed. An inscription about the installation of the monument in 1975 is placed in the bottom of the stele.
On the wall dedicated to the soldiers of World War I:
Pali u svjetskom ratu
Translation: Died in the World War
נופלים במלחמת העולם
Translation: In memory of those killed in the World War, heroes of our people.
On the prone stele:
Na žezi strašnoj
tiho su nas želi
ko mrtvo klasje
koje jedva susti
Translation: In the terrible heat, they want us quietly like dead ears of corn that barely budge. I.G.Kovacić: The Pit.
na 214 židovske djece, žena i
muškaraca koji su izgubili
svoje nedužne zivote u
1941. – 1945.
Translation: In memory / on 214 Jewish children, women and / men who lost their innocent lives in fascist camps / 1941 – 1945.
O 30-godišnjici pobjede
nad fašizmom ovu spomen-ploču
postavio savez udruženja boraca NOR
Koprivnica 1975. g.
Translation: At the 30th anniversary of the victory / over fascism, this memorial plaque / was built by the Association of Fighters NOR [=National Liberation War]. / Koprivnica, 1975.
The Jewish Community of Koprivnica