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Slovenes in Carinthia Remember Deportations and Resistance

Klagenfurt, 14 April - A ceremony was held in the Austrian city of Klagenfurt on Sunday, marking exactly 60 years since the Nazi regime started implementing a policy which was to bring about "a final solution of the Slovene question in Carinthia". As a result, nearly 300 Slovene families, or some 1,300 persons were deported to camps in the Third Reich with the help of local collaborators. Moreover, 200 Slovenes died as a result of the Nazi violence in camps, some 1,000 died in prisons and a number of them were killed while fighting as partisans.

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