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December 2020

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The Gottscheer Folklore Group of the Society of Native Gottschee Settlers

The Gottscheer Folklore Group of the Society of Native Gottschee Settlers, performance at the opening of the exhibition Showcases of Memory (organiser: Zavod Putscherle) at the National Museum of Contemporary History in Ljubljana. Photo: Sašo Kovačič

Reminiscing, I realised where my interest and devotion to Gottschee language – Gottscheerisch – and the history of the Gottscheer people come from. It in fact accompanies me from when I was a little girl. My parents raised me in keeping with the old customs and kept alive the memory of the my ancestors’ lives. Those are warm memories and I really wish my children would have the same opportunities.…

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