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European Parliament whitnesed why Slovenia is different from other countries

On Wednesday, the European Parliament’s Committee on Petitions (PETI) in Brussels discussed a Slovenian petition launched last year by MEP Romana Tomc together with historian Dr Mitja Ferenc. The petition calls for the victims of communist violence to be guaranteed the right to a grave and to be remembered like the victims of other totalitarian …

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A Memorial For More Than 240 Innocent Victims Of Communism

The crime in the Češirkov Forest in 1942 shows that all those murdered were exemplary, patriotic Slovenians and honest farmers, but each of them had already achieved a certain degree of economic or cultural progress, which gave them a certain prestige in their home environment. Some of these boys were even associated with the National …

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Ceremony In Kočevski Rog: The Memory Of Victims And Injustices Cannot Be Abolished

A commemorative ceremony with a mass was held on Saturday in memory of those killed after the war at the abyss near Kren in Kočevski rog. The service was conducted by the President of the Slovenian Bishops’ Conference (Slovenska škofovska konferenca) and Bishop of Novo mesto, Andrej Saje. In his address, he stressed the need …

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New Slovenian Covenant Calls On The State To Officially Recognise The Existence Of Victims Of Communism

The New Slovenian Covenant (Nova slovenska zaveza) was disappointed with the decision of the current government to abolish the national Day of Remembrance for the Victims of Communism and has thus called on the state to formally acknowledge that “our dead once existed.” In a public appeal, they called on the state to establish a …

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The Left Is Intentionally Reigniting The Flames Of The Civil War

“I think the explanation that comes closest is that the current government is incompetent and exploiting an old division for its own political survival. What they are clearly doing themselves, they then attribute to the other – the attacked – side,” explains journalist and historian Jože Možina. Former President of the Assembly of the Republic …

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Historians Against The Government: It Is A Barbaric Act

“The government has revoked the decision taken by the previous government to declare a National Day of Remembrance for the Victims of Communist Violence. The decision was taken at that time without prior expert and public debate, with the sole aim of distorting history and dividing the public once again,” the news from the current …

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The Social Democrats Want To Abolish The Day Of Remembrance Of Its Victims!

“Well done, the government of Janez Janša! It is right, and it is necessary to have such a day in Slovenia. Of course, you proud successors want to cancel it, because you want to keep pretending that your ancestors did not kill 941 Slovenian civilians already by the spring of 1942, when there were no …

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SDS: The government should support the Museum of Victims of Communism project in Washington

The SDS Parliamentary Group addressed a written initiative to the Government of the Republic of Slovenia to join the support of the project of the Foundation for the Memory of the Victims of Communism to the Museum of the Victims of Communism in Washington and at the same time offer the necessary financial support in …

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On the 17th of May, We Remember the Victims of Communism in Slovenia

“I think that such symbolic acts are also important due to our past. Remember the reconciliation in Kočevski rog, the arrangement of various burial grounds, but we must also be aware that a dictatorship which lasts for 45 years, as communism did, leaves serious traces in people and consequences that are still visible to this …

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