By: P.T., STA
A ceremony for four victims of Fascism executed in September 1930, known among Slovenians as the Basovizza Heroes, was held at the memorial site, with Minister for Slovenians Abroad Helena Jaklitsch saying that it was a reminder of how much misery and pain humans and authorities could cause if they let hatred and exclusion win.
Jaklitsch was the keynote speaker at the ceremony remembered the four at the site where they were executed 91 years ago following a short trial before a Fascist court in Trieste. “This place witnesses that it pays to give everything we have, our lives for what we really love. This place teaches us forgiveness and reconciliation, as well as mutual acceptance and respect,” she said.