Cultural Endeavours of the Slovene Socialists in the Early Thirties (1929-1935)

  • Ervin Dolenc Inštitut za novejšo zgodovino


Between the two world wars, the Slovene Marxists exercised their most intensive and widely organized cultural activity within the framework of Svoboda (Liberty), an association of cultural societies from 1929 to 1935. Although this association was organized and controlled by the Socialist Party, which was dissolved in 1929, a large number of Communists participated in it, using its public educational and cultural manifestations as a way to organize people and spread propaganda during the time of the royal dictatorship when normal political activity was forbidden. Because of this, the Slovene Socialists also supported cultural organizations in Croatia, Serbia and throughout Yugoslavia.