Gornja Radgona - slovenski Vukovar? Bojni dogodki med obrambno vojno leta 1991 v Gornji Radgoni

  • Rok Filipčič Vojaški muzej Slovenske vojske
Keywords: Republic of Slovenia, 1991, defence war, Yugoslav People‘s Army, Territorial Defence, Gornja Radgona

Abstract

GORNJA RADGONA - SLOVENIAN VUKOVAR? WARTIME EVENTS IN GORNJA RADGONA DURING THE WAR FOR THE DEFENCE OF THE SLOVENIAN INDEPENDENCE

The following contribution discusses the wartime events in Gornja Radgona in the early summer of 1991, belonging to the framework of securing the plebiscitary decision of the Slovenian nation of December 1990. The emphasis lies especially on the operations of the Territorial Defence and Yugoslav People’s Army, while certain activities of what was then the Slovenian militia are also mentioned. The contribution also briefly outlines the events leading to the military conflict in the Slovenian territory. The article is mostly based on testimonies collected by the competent bodies in charge of the judicial proceedings against the Yugoslav People‘s Army officer operating in the area of Gornja Radgona. As stated by one of the witnesses in the proceedings, a Territorial Defence officer, many orders were passed down the chain of command orally, therefore the aforementioned testimonies are all the more important. unfortunately, people‘s memories fade with years. Furthermore, every individual sees the events he takes part in from his own viewpoint, which is why the testimonies also contain certain differences. Deviations in the testimonies, more relevant for this article, are mentioned in the text or in the footnotes.

The author of the contribution does not attempt to answer the question whether war crimes have been committed in Gornja Radgona or not.

Published
2015-10-02
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