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Slovenia During the Second World War from a European Perspective

Research activity

Code Science Field Subfield
6.01.00  Humanities  Historiography   

Code Science Field
H250  Humanities  Contemporary history (since 1914) 
History, Second World War, Europe, Slovenia, Occupation System, Resistance Movement, Collaboration
Evaluation (rules)
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Researchers (3)
no. Code Name and surname Research area Role Period No. of publications
1.  08410  PhD Vida Deželak-Barič  Historiography  Researcher  2004 - 2007  263 
2.  09653  PhD Damijan Guštin  Historiography  Researcher  2004 - 2007  646 
3.  04075  PhD Boris Mlakar  Historiography  Principal Researcher  2004 - 2007  583 
Organisations (1)
no. Code Research organisation City Registration number No. of publications
1.  0501  Institute for Contemporary History  Ljubljana  5057116000  6,035 
The project is planned as research aimed at synthesizing the fundamental characteristics of Slovenia's position during the Second World War and, at the same time, presenting comparable characteristics of wartime development in certain representative European countries. The project will present the initial position of Slovenia and these other countries immediately prior to the beginning of the war, continue with the outbreak of war and occupation, and focus on the similarities and differences between the individual occupation systems. Special attention will be turned to the development of resistance movements, their external and internal plurality, their ideology and declared goals, the role of the communist parties and, finally, their effective military contribution to the allied struggle against the Axis powers. In connection to the occupation systems and the goals of the occupying forces regarding the occupied territories, attention will be given to the varied European forms of the phenomena of quislingism and collaboration, which occasionally also arose as a reaction to the operation of resistance movements. In places, the study will lay out the complex balance of wartime events, including assessments of war damage, human victims and especially the realization of the national and political goals of the leading figures during the war in the countries and nations discussed. In doing so, comparisons between Slovenia and the other countries will remain at the forefront, which will provide a more concrete assessment of the role and significance of Slovenia and the Slovenian nation during the Second World War.
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