The Workers' Unity Councils in Upper Carniola

  • Bojan Godeša Inštitut za novejšo zgodovino, Kongresni trg 1, SI-1000 Ljubljana


With a growing interest in Upper Carniola by the Partisan leadership, the Workers' Unity spread stepped up its activity in 1944. The most important objective set by the organization was to mobilize workers to join the Partisan army so that it become not only more numerous, but also changed in terms of its social structure to be more consistent with the ideological and class standards of the Communist Party of Slovenia. The region around Kamnik was the first to see the Workers' Unity grow, to then spread out towards the town of Jesenice in which its headquarters were located at the end of the Second World War. In Kranj the councils were founded in a few factories, the same was true of Tržič, while no more than attempts at organizing them were made in the region of Škofja Loka.