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Distinguished members of Slovenian minority honoured in Klagenfurt

Klagenfurt, 19 July - The Austrian state of Carinthia, home to a sizeable Slovenian minority, honoured several of the minority's members as honours were bestowed on distinguished Carinthians in Klagenfurt on Monday.

Grand Badges of Honour of Carinthia were bestowed on Angelika Hödl, who helped lead the bilingualism-focused Radio Agora for many years, linguist, literary historian and professor Katja Sturm-Schnabl, who has shared her experience with WWII deportation with young generations, and Roza Wernig, also a WWII deportee, who established the Rosental Rož camp site in southern Austria in 1974.

Carinthia Governor Peter Kaiser moreover conferred the Badge of Honour of Carinthia on music teacher Hans Ogris, a multi-instrumentalist whose fortes include the diatonic accordion, the Slovenian desk of the Austrian public broadcaster ORF reports on its website.

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