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January 2021

Culture Gottscheer Communities

John B. Gladitsch: a story of the American Gottscheer

A Journey to America We left Austria in 1956 for America, when I was 4 years old. My parents lived in Gottschee until 1938 when my father opened a clothing store in Ljubljana, where he sold clothes made by the Kresse company in Gottschee. When the second world war ended my parents were living in Jesenice and their Slovenian friends suggested that it was best for them to flee the…

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The Mount of Giants: The Prehistoric “Tomb” in Gorenje (Obrern)

The growing number of archaeological finds provide evidence of the first traces of human settlement in Kočevska (Gottschee) region. These include the barrow with the dead person’s ash at Gorenje (Obrern) by Stara Cerkev, the so-called giant’s mound or in German Hünenbüchel. It was created by the end of the Hallstatt, i.e. the Late Bronze Age or, in other words, between 1000 and 400 B.C. From the first archaeological surveying…

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