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Minister says persecution of Carinthian Slovenians has left fateful mark

By: J.S., STA

Minister for Slovenians Abroad Helena Jaklitsch addressed a ceremony in Klagenfurt on Saturday to mark the 80th anniversary of the first wave of persecution of Carinthian Slovenians.

She said that the persecution had been an injustice that had not yet been given a proper place in the Austrian and Carinthian history. However, she also pointed to steps towards reconciliation, noting the apology of the Austrian president on the 100th anniversary of the Carinthian plebiscite and the recent apology of Carinthia’s Governor Peter Kaiser on the 80th anniversary of the persecution, both of which were delivered in Slovenian.


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