The goal of this site is to record data about a group of Jews who lived in Croatia and were instrumental in leaving a mark; Breyer, Fröhlich and Schwarz (Svarc). These Jews made a difference for these communities.
According to Wikipedia Jews inhabited Croatia and the surrounding area for centuries.
These are excerpts from several sites describing Croatia. Reading about the Jews in Croatia and surrounding area their existence in the past centuries was full of hardships. Some years Jews prospered and then in others many perished.
Prior to WWII Jewish community counted as 20.000 Jews and after the Holocaust 2.500.
According to the 2011 census, there were 509 Jews counted. Croatia is the home of eight Synagogues, the Jewish communities of the Croatian coast of Dalmatia date back to the 14th century CE, and the Jewish synagogue in Split is more than 500 years old and is the third oldest active synagogue in Croatia.
Today, Croatia is home to eight synagogues and associated organizations, located in Zagreb, Rijeka, Osijek, Split, Dubrovnik, Čakovec, Daruvar, Slavonski Brod. Of these, the Zagreb community is the largest and most active, organizing events such as the annual Zagreb Jewish Film Festival to promote Jewish culture and identity.