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Legendary WWII Commander Remembered Amidst Controversy

Ljubljana, 26 March - A legendary WWII Patrisan resistance movement commander, General Franc Rozman Stane (1911-1944), was remembered at a ceremony in his home village just outside Ljubljana on Saturday amidst a controversy following the issue of a two-euro commemorative coin bearing his image.

Spodnje Pirnice
Education Minister Igor Luksic and former President Milan Kucan (second and fourth from left) attend a ceremony marking the 100th anniversary of the birth of Franc Rozman Stane, a Partisan resistance movement commander.
Photo: Tamino Petelinsek/STA

Spodnje Pirnice
Head of the Association of WWII Veterans Janez Stanovnik addresses a ceremony marking the 100th anniversary of the birth of Franc Rozman Stane, a Partisan resistance movement commander.
Photo: Tamino Petelinsek/STA

Spodnje Pirnice
Head of the Association of WWII Veterans Janez Stanovnik addresses a ceremony marking the 100th anniversary of the birth of Franc Rozman Stane, a Partisan resistance movement commander.
Photo: Tamino Petelinsek/STA

Spodnje Pirnice
Head of the Association of WWII Veterans Janez Stanovnik addresses a ceremony marking the 100th anniversary of the birth of Franc Rozman Stane, a Partisan resistance movement commander.
Photo: Tamino Petelinsek/STA

Spodnje Pirniče, rojstna hiša Franca Rozmana Staneta.
Prireditev ob 100. obletnici rojstva Franca Rozmana Staneta, ki jo je pripravila Humanitarna ustanova Franc Rozman Stane.
Foto: Tamino Petelinšek/STA

Spodnje Pirniče, rojstna hiša Franca Rozmana Staneta.
Prireditev ob 100. obletnici rojstva Franca Rozmana Staneta, ki jo je pripravila Humanitarna ustanova Franc Rozman Stane.
Foto: Tamino Petelinšek/STA

Spodnje Pirnice
Head of the Association of WWII Veterans Janez Stanovnik addresses a ceremony marking the 100th anniversary of the birth of Franc Rozman Stane, a Partisan resistance movement commander.
Photo: Tamino Petelinsek/STA

Spodnje Pirnice
Head of the Association of WWII Veterans Janez Stanovnik addresses a ceremony marking the 100th anniversary of the birth of Franc Rozman Stane, a Partisan resistance movement commander.
Photo: Tamino Petelinsek/STA

Spodnje Pirnice
Head of the Association of WWII Veterans Janez Stanovnik addresses a ceremony marking the 100th anniversary of the birth of Franc Rozman Stane, a Partisan resistance movement commander.
Photo: Tamino Petelinsek/STA

Spodnje Pirnice
A ceremony marks the 100th anniversary of the birth of Franc Rozman Stane, a WWII Partisan resistance movement commander.
Photo: Tamino Petelinsek/STA

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