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May 2019


World War I memorials in the Kočevska (Gottschee) region

The World War I, or the so-called Great War, is known as one of the greatest tragedies in human history. It has not befallen only countries or areas where the battles were taking place, but also the hinterland. This also includes the Kočevska region. When mobilisation was ordered on 26 July 1914, the Gottscheers like other inhabitants of the Austro-Hungarian Empire also were not conscious of the gravity of the…