Reconciliation front-and-centre as centenary of National Hall arson marked

Trieste, 12 July - A hundred years after National Hall in Trieste, the centre of Slovenian life in the city, was torched by Fascists, the presidents of Slovenia and Italy will helm a ceremony Monday that will not only mark the return of the building to the Slovenian ethnic community, it will be accompanied by symbolic acts of reconciliation.

Trieste, Italy
The Trieste National Hall, a Slovenian cultural centre, was rebuilt between 1988 and 1990 after being torched by Fascists in 1920.
Photo: An┼że Malovrh/STA

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