Alojzij Seljak

Janez Seljak was a smith from Lovranovo in Bloke. When the partisans took him from his home and murdered him in July 1942, his son Alojzij was seven years old. The father left behind six children and a pregnant wife.

Magdalena Ančimer Pirnat

In her testimony, Magdalena Ančimer Pirnat from Pšata speaks to us about the killing of her uncle Anton Dolhar from Predoslje. Despite the fact that he supported the partisans and joined the Kokra detachment, the partisans killed him in 1944.

Kristina Podkrižnik, born Pečar and Izidor Pečar

In her story, Kristina Podkrižnik, born Pečar, presents the family of her father, who was imprisoned after the war in the camp in Šentvid nad Ljubljano. The mother and children stayed at home. They were imposed with compulsory provisions and high taxes, so they could barely keep the farm alive. Kristina's brother Izidor remembers the trucks driving through their village, taking prisoners from Šentvid to the nearby forest. This happened after the end of the Second World War.

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.

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.

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.

Matevž and Slavka Košir

Spouses Matevž and Slavka Košir presently live in Suhi Dol, in the parish of Šentjošt nad Horjulom. Their story dates back to the time of the Second World War, when they were still children. They tell a story about the difficult situations that farmers were facing after the war, when Matevž and Slavka had to use their best efforts, courage and dedication in order to keep the Košir farm alive.

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.

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.

Matija Spudič

The Spudič family - father, mother and five children - was taken to the concentration camp Strnišče pri Ptuju (Šterntal) after the war, because they were descended from Danube Germans. At that time, Matija was eight years old, but he remembers well all the hardships in the camp.