Slovenia

Marko Rakovec

Head of the Slovenian Delegation to the IHRA

Member country since: 2011

Remembrance Days: 27 January (International Holocaust Remembrance Day)


Blanka Jamnišek (Ministry of Foreign Affairs) - Deputy Head of Delegation

Marjetka Bedrač (Center of Jewish Cultural Heritage Synagogue Maribor) - Communication Working Group

Boris Hajdinjak, (Center of Jewish Culture Sinagogue Maribor) - Museums and Memorials Working Group

Alenka Janko Spreizer (University of Primorska) - Academic Working group

Mija Javornik, (Ministry of Education, Science and Sports) - Education Working Group

Vera Klopčič (Institute of Contemporary History) - Academic Working Group

Vojko Kunaver (National Education Institute) - Education Working Group

Monika Kokalj Kočevar (National Contemporary History Museum) - Museums and Memorials Working Groups

Renato Podbersič (Study Centre for National Reconciliation) - Academic Working Group

Božo Repe (University of Ljubljana) - Academic Workin

Matjaž Špat (Union of the Associations for the  Values of the National Liberation Movement in Slovenia, Ravensbrück- Auschwitz  Committee) - Education Working Group

Irena Šumi (European Centre Maribor) - Academic Working Group

Robert Waltl (Jewish Cultural Center Ljubljana) - Communication Working Group

Nada Zoran (Ministry of Culture) - Museums and Memorials Working Group


The joint efforts of the Slovenian government and NGOs to educate and inform the public about the fate of the Jewish population in the territory of Slovenia during the Holocaust have been well received in schools and beyond. Significant developments include visits by groups of Slovenian history teachers to Yad Vashem in 2009 , 2015 and 2018, the unveiling of a memorial to Slovenian Holocaust victims - entitled ‘Forgotten Suitcase’ - in the city of Murska Sobota, and the annual symposiums "Each Year One Name" at the Centre for Jewish Cultural Heritage - Synagogue in Maribor. 

Regular public events include the programs "Shoah- Let Us Remember" that encompasses numerous events all over Slovenia and "Festival House of Tolerance". For the general public and students, a publication was issued entitled: "Unknown Traces: Judaism, Antisemitism and the Holocaust in Slovenian History". In 2018, the most recent remembrance project based on research was the installation of commemorative brass plaques in the pavements (Stolpersteine) of Ljubljana in front of houses where Jews once lived.

 

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