Institute for Blind Children in Kočevje (1941-1944) and its Relocation to Ljubljana

  • Mojca Šorn Inštitut za novejšo zgodovino
Keywords: Second World War, Institute for Blind Children in Kočevje, Department of Blind Novices in Ljubljana, Slovenia

Abstract

The author describes how World War II influenced the life and education at the institute for blind children and youth, located in Kočevje since 1922. Since the beginning of the occupation until its relocation to Ljubljana in the end of 1944, this institute was called the (Regional) Institute for Blind Children in Kočevje. Of the many negative consequences of war, the author also underlines the aerial attacks on Kočevje and the damage the Institute suffered during these attacks, and describes the unavoidable relocation of the pupils and teachers to Ljubljana as well as the establishment of the Department of Blind Novices in Ljubljana.

Published
2009-01-01
Section
Articles