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Path along the wire

Polona Jamnik (2014) Path along the wire. Diploma thesis.

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    Abstract

    Ljubljana was occupied from February 23rd 1942 until May 9th 1945, first by Italy and later on by Germany. People in the city had to live and work within a barbed wire fence for a total of 1170 days. Everyday life was very limited due to e.g. a police curfew, and prohibitions to leave the city, drive a motor bike or listen to the radio. Most of the residents joined the Liberation Front and fought against the occupying forces; they organised silent plebiscite campaigns, smuggled materials and weapons accross the border, broadcast a propaganda radio station called »Kričač« (engl.: Screamer), printed newspapers and flyers with anti-fascist and anti-nazi content. After the war ended, the citizens knocked down the entire ring of barbed wire, filled up the trenches, and demolished bunkers. In the year 1975, the first memorial march was organised, at that time called »Along the Wire of Occupied Ljubljana«. This march developed into an annual event which is now attended by thousands of people. The path along the barbed wire fence was gradually turned into a 34 km long footpath marked with memorial stones, information boards and signposts. In the first part of my thesis I presented a short historical background of World War II on Slovenian territory. I described the formation of the Liberation Front and the Partisans as well as their working. I continued with the Italian and German occupation of Ljubljana and explained the emergence of the Path and memorial march in greater detail. In the practical part I presented a school lesson about the march now called »Path along the Wire«. I also wrote about the march held in 2013 which I attended with children from kindergarten and schoolchildren.

    Item Type: Thesis (Diploma thesis)
    Keywords: occupied Ljubljana, Liberation front, partisans, Path of Remembrance and Comradeship, march »Path along the Wire«
    Number of Pages: 63
    Language of Content: Slovenian
    Mentor / Comentors:
    Mentor / ComentorsIDFunction
    doc. dr. Darja KerecMentor
    Link to COBISS: http://www.cobiss.si/scripts/cobiss?command=search&base=50126&select=(ID=10087497)
    Institution: University of Ljubljana
    Department: Faculty of Education
    Item ID: 2188
    Date Deposited: 29 Jun 2014 15:29
    Last Modified: 29 Jun 2014 15:29
    URI: http://pefprints.pef.uni-lj.si/id/eprint/2188

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