Resistance or Collaboration - A True Dilemma?

  • Boris Mlakar Inštitut za novejšo zgodovino, Kongresni trg 1, SI-1000 Ljubljana
Keywords: Slovenia, World War II, occupation, resistance movement, collaboration, revolution


On the basis of the archive sources and literature the author deals with the dilemmas facing Slovenes and their political groups at the time of the fascist attack on Yugoslavia in April 1941 and immediately after the occupation. He establishes that a great majority of the population, with the exception of the German minority, were against the occupiers and pro- Ally orientated. Underground resistance groups soon formed, gradually building an organization and awaiting a favourable moment for an armed uprising. For the Communist Party, which was also preparing for the execution of a revolution, this favourable moment arrived after the Nazi attack on the Soviet Union.


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