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Seventy Years on, WWII Still Looms Large

Ljubljana, 26 January - The victory over Nazi Germany in the Second World War, the subject of numerous celebrations as Slovenia and the world mark the 70th anniversary of the end of the war, stands alongside the battle for independence as one of the brightest moments in Slovenian history. It also marks one of its darkest chapters, one that still casts a long shadow.

Maribor
The city of Maribor will get a museum on the site of a Nazi camp where Soviet prisoners of war were kept. Pictured a visual presentation of the museum's exhibition.
Photo: Tamino Petelinšek/STA
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Teharje near Celje
The national memorial to victims of post-war reprisal killings.
Photo: Nebojša Tejić/STA
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Poljana pri Prevaljah
Slovenia to mark 70 years since the end of WWII in 2015. Pictured is a memorial to peace and freedom by Stojan Batič during a ceremony marking the final battles on Slovenian territory.
Photo: Vesna Pušnik Brezovnik/STA
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