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  Concentration camp Danica in Koprivnica, Croatia

© Center for Jewish Art, Photographer: Levin, Vladimir, 7.2021

Memorial Name

Danica Memorial

Who is Commemorated?

Inmates of Danica concentration camp.

Description:

The memorial consists of the remains of the chemical factory Danica and the First Yugoslav Machine Screw Factory, where the camp was situated. There are the remains of the camp’s wall, a memorial wall with אקמ plaques listing the inmates, and a concrete tower “evoking a watch tower and gallows” (according to the information plaque on the site). 

Inscription

On a glass plaque in the far end of the memorial wall:

Popis logoraša u logoru Danica
u Koprivnici, 1941. – 1942.

Više of 4300 imena zatočenih u logoru
Danica dokunentirano je u povijesnim
izvorima i sublimirano u všedesetljetnim
znanstvenim istraživanjima povjesničara
dr. sc. Zdravka Dizdara. Popis je izrađen
abecednim slijedom, a prezimena su
dana etimološkim uz navođenje godine
rođenja i naznaku pojedinih neutvrđenih
podataka.

Translation: List of inmates in the Danica camp in Koprivnica, 1941-1942. More than 4,300 names of detainees in the Danica camp were documented in historical sources and investigated in the decades-long scientific research of the historian Dr. Sc. Zdravko Dizdar. The list is made in alphabetical order, and surnames are given etymologically with the year of birth and indication of certain unspecified data.

Commissioned by

The Republic of Yugoslavia

Summary and Remarks
Remarks

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Name/Title
Concentration camp Danica in Koprivnica | Unknown
Object Detail
Monument Setting
Camp
{"1":"Any purpose-built concentration, labor, or death camp established by the Nazis or their collaborators (Auschwitz, Belzec, Buchenwald, Carpi, Dachau, Drancy, Fossoli, Klooga, Majdanek, Mauthausen, Sobibor, etc.)"}
Date
1981
Active dates
Reconstruction dates
2021
Historical Origin
Unknown
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Location
Croatia | Slavonia | Koprivnica
| Đelekovečka cesta 9
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Unknown
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Unknown|
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Concrete, marble
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0
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Custom
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History/Provenance

A concentration camp was established in the chemical factory “Danica d.d.” on April 15, 1941, and existed until September 1942. About 5,600 people were interned in the camp, including Jews from Zagreb, Serbs, Roma, Bosnian Muslims, and Croatian communists, most of them were transferred to the death camps in Jadovno and Jasenovac.

The statue of a partisan scout made by the sculptor Ivan Sabolić was unveiled on July 4, 1960 (see here). In 1981, a memorial was created according to the design of the architect Lenko Pleština. In 2021, the original plaques with five-pointed stars and partial lists of inmates were replaced by new plaques with the names of 4,300 inmates collected by Zdravko Dizdar.

Main Surveys & Excavations
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Documenter
Vladimir Levin, Ekaterina Oleshkevich | 2021
Author of description
Vladimir Levin | 2023
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Computer Reconstruction
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Language Editor
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Donor
Keller Foundation | 2021
Negative/Photo. No.
The following information on this monument will be completed: