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Slovenia 1945 : Memories of Death and Survival After World War II

By: Corsellis, John.
Contributor(s): Ferrar, Marcus.
Material type: TextTextSeries: eBooks on Demand.Publisher: London : I.B.Tauris, 2005Description: 1 online resource (289 p.).ISBN: 9780857716873.Subject(s): Anti-communist movements -- Slovenia | Political atrocities -- Slovenia | Political refugees -- Slovenia | Slovenia -- History -- 1945-1990 | Slovenia -- Politics and government -- 20th century | Slovenia -- Social conditions -- 20th century | World War, 1939-1945 -- SloveniaGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Slovenia 1945 : Memories of Death and Survival After World War IIDDC classification: 949.73023 | 949.7302322 Online resources: Click here to view this ebook.
Contents:
Cover; Contents; Main Characters; Preface; Prologue; 1. Over the Mountain; 2. Pawns; 3. Betrayed; 4. Massacred; 5. Displaced Persons; 6. Go Home; 7. Darkness before Dawn; 8. Invited by Peron; 9. Into the Melting Pot; 10. An Uneasy Conscience; 11. Dealing with History; 12. Goodbye Argentina?; 13. The Long Road to Reconciliation; 14. Not Finished Yet; Notes; Acknowledgements and Verbal Sources; Selected Bibliography; Index
Summary: At the end of May 1945, 12,000 Slovenian soldiers boarded trains in Austria. They thought they were on their way to freedom in Italy. Their true destination was Slovenia, and death. _x000D__x000D_One of the most moving and tragic stories of World War II, 'Slovenia 1945' follows the fate of Slovenes caught up in the maelstrom of war and politics in the Balkans in World War II and the problems of post-war settlement. Thousands were returned by British troops to face death at the hands of their war-time enemies - Tito's Partisans - who had triumphed by the war's end. Yet many survived and the sto
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Cover; Contents; Main Characters; Preface; Prologue; 1. Over the Mountain; 2. Pawns; 3. Betrayed; 4. Massacred; 5. Displaced Persons; 6. Go Home; 7. Darkness before Dawn; 8. Invited by Peron; 9. Into the Melting Pot; 10. An Uneasy Conscience; 11. Dealing with History; 12. Goodbye Argentina?; 13. The Long Road to Reconciliation; 14. Not Finished Yet; Notes; Acknowledgements and Verbal Sources; Selected Bibliography; Index

At the end of May 1945, 12,000 Slovenian soldiers boarded trains in Austria. They thought they were on their way to freedom in Italy. Their true destination was Slovenia, and death. _x000D__x000D_One of the most moving and tragic stories of World War II, 'Slovenia 1945' follows the fate of Slovenes caught up in the maelstrom of war and politics in the Balkans in World War II and the problems of post-war settlement. Thousands were returned by British troops to face death at the hands of their war-time enemies - Tito's Partisans - who had triumphed by the war's end. Yet many survived and the sto

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At the end of a terrible war in 1945, many other terrible things took place. This book tells the story of the Catholic, non-Communist Slovene diaspora who often faced torture and death upon return home or who, in some cases, made their way into exile. Corsellis was an aid worker to Slovene refugees who helped rescue some Slovenes in 1945 and later, while having to support a policy that repatriated thousands to death in Yugoslavia at the hands of Communist partisans. Ferrar, a widely published journalist and teacher, carried out some of the research reflected in the book. Based upon numerous interviews, especially by Corsellis, and upon the diaries, letters, and memoirs of those who died or fled into exile, the story is one of injustice, suffering, and eventually, for some, a new life courageously forged elsewhere in Europe and the Americas. This volume treats one specific aspect of the larger macrocosm of the enormous displacement of peoples in the 20th century. The prose is lively and passionate, the scholarship solid, and the story deeply moving. ^BSumming Up: Highly recommended. All levels/libraries. P. W. Knoll University of Southern California

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