Slovenia 1945 memories of death and survival after world war ii annotated edition edition by john corsellis author. Slovenia 1945 memories of death and survival after world war ii i read this book a few years ago this is not the kind of book i can say whether i like it or not hence three stars to me the subject of this book was nothing new as the events it examines have sadly still a strong impact on life in slovenia. At the end of may 1945 12000 slovenian soldiers boarded trains in austria they thought they were on their way to freedom in italy their true destination was slovenia and death one of the most moving and tragic diaspora stories of world war ii slovenia 1945 follows the fate of a strongly catholic and non communist community in slovenia including members of the anti communist home guard . In 1945 slovenia 6000 civilians and 12000 members of the anti communist home guard the domobranci fearing punishment for their wartime resistance to their partisan enemies fled to southern austria
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