Banova Jaruga Jewish Cemetery

Cemetery Information

Sisačko-moslavačka županija
Banova Jaruga
Site address
The cemetery is located in the field behind 201, Stjepana Radića Street.
GPS coordinates
45.44509, 16.90318
Perimeter length
87 metres
Is the cemetery demolished
Type and height of existing fence
Fenced by ESJF in October 2022.
Preservation condition
Fenced and protected Jewish cemetery
General site condition
This is a fenced and well-maintained Jewish cemetery.
Number of existing gravestones
2. 1 of the tombstones is well-preserved, but the other is severely damaged.
Date of oldest tombstone
Date of newest tombstone
Urgency of erecting a fence
Fence is not needed
Land ownership
Property of local community
Preserved construction on site
There is a structure resembling an ohel on the site, but it bears no inscriptions.
Drone surveys

Historical overview

Banova Jaruga is a village in Croatia in Sisak-Monoslo County and is, administratively, a part of Kutina. It is located at the confluence of the Banovac, Dobrovitsa, and Pakra rivers. This area has been inhabited since the Middle Ages and the village was marked on a map from the first military survey of 1773 as “Dorf Banov Yaruga.” In 1857 the village had a population of 294 people, which grew to 666 people in 1910. Banova Jaruga was known for its production of agricultural goods.

The Jewish cemetery was established in the 19th century and was later abandoned after the World War II. The oldest found burial dates to 1915, and the latest to 1933. One of the most interesting monuments in the cemetery is the Rehnicer family ohel, built at the beginning of the 20th century in the Jewish Classicism architectural style.