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Slovenia: 60th meeting of Nazi-Fascist camp survivors

63,000 Slovenians sent to lagers, 12,000 killed in gas chambers

06 September, 12:11
(ANSA) - BELGRADE, SEP 6 - Slovenian survivors of WWII Nazi and Fascist concentration camps met in Portoroz, in Slovenia, for their 60th annual gathering on Sunday, the Slovenian news agency STA reported. The meeting was held under the auspices of Slovenian President Borut Pahor and the participants recalled the role of the resistance movement and the approximately 63,000 Slovenians who were sent to German and Italian extermination and forced labour camps, including 12,100 who died in gas chambers, STA wrote. In an address to the event, president Pahor underlined the need for working for peace, tolerance and solidarity, saying that "everyone should ask oneself how much and how one can contribute to this," the agency reported.

Italian Senator Tatjana Rojc noted the need of keeping alive the memory of the past and to show solidarity and help people who are now fleeing war, proving "what we have inherited from our survivors." (ANSA).

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