Jelka Mrak Dolinar

Jelka Mrak Dolinar, despite all the harsh tests, did not lose her solid backbone and remained faithful to her principles. As a witness of time, she has testified with countless articles, interviews, and above all her book Brazde mojega življenja (The Furrows of My Life), about the horrors and injustices that happened on the Slovenian soil in the interwar and post-war times.

Valentin Mohar

During the war, Valentin Mohar was pursued by the Italians, then a Partisan in the Prešeren Brigade, a guardian of the Kočevje Assembly of Delegates, a member of the Primorje Safety Guard, and a refugee in several camps after the war. The last route led him to England, where he created his family.

Majda in Alojz Starman

The route of the couple Majda and Alojz Starman started in Slovenia. They both experienced the painful and sad moments of the war time. When after the World War II with a wave of refugees fled over Ljubelj, Majda was eight, and Lojze was twelve years old. They met in the Spittal camp and married there in 1958. They created a home and a family with six children in Spittal in Carinthia, not far from the location of the camp barracks.

Ivan Lavrič

During the World War II, Mr. Ivan Lavrič was a minor, but he already tasted arrest, captivity and mobilisation. After the war, he was settled in various camps from Italy to Germany, and was eventually sent to England. He married there and created a home and a family.

Breda Kavčič, born Tominc

In her testimony, Breda Kavčič from Šentjošt nad Horjulom presents life during the Second World War and the post-war years, and she offers an interesting description of the living situation at the time of her schooling and service and emphasises the importance of remembering and talking about the past.

Lidija Drobnič, born Kisovec

In her testimony, Lidija Drobnič presents us her memories of the time when she was imprisoned as a student in Ferdreng - today Podlesje (formerly the closed-off area of Kočevje), where a women's camp for socially useful work was founded in July 1949. The shocking memories point out the fact that, after the end of the Second World War, Slovenia was not a legal and democratic state and that it roughly violated human rights and dignity, in this case of women.

Avguštin Sadar

Avguštin Sadar faced poverty and scarcity as a child. He was faced with death three times: he joined the Home Guard during the war and was a refugee at the Vetrinj camp in Carinthia, and after the war, he was a war prisoner in a camp at the St. Stanislaus Institute in Šentvid. His trials strengthened him, so his narrative was still vigorous and full of vivid memories despite his ninety years of age.

Adolf Malovrh

Adolf Malovrh was born in Šentjošt nad Horjulom. As a result of the allegations of his participation in ‘Bitenc's spying organisation', he was imprisoned in 1949 and sentenced to seven years of strict imprisonment and a two-year loss of civil rights.

Helena Alenka Bizjak

Helena Alenka Bizjak speaks of her father Franc, born in Trieste in 1911, from where the family fled to Maribor due to fascist persecution. Franc served as a postal worker in various places in Slovenia. He was a secretary in the Nanos association that connected Primorska emigrants. After the war, he was transferred to Gorica, where he was the director of the post office. He became a member of the party, but in 1966, UDBA removed him from this position.

Kristina Lenc

Kristina Lenc was born in December 1945, seven months after her father's death. She is still collecting information about the fate of her father, a Polish national who was transported to Maribor as a prisoner of war in September 1944. On the night of 8 - 9 December 1945, he disappeared without a trace. Kristina assumes that he was murdered by the Germans and also speaks of the location where the remains of her father are supposed to be buried. She wants to set up a humble memorial for him.