The Press of the National-Liberation Movement in the 1944-1945 Period on the Work of the Commissions for the Investigation of War Crimes


  • Damijan Guštin Inštitut za novejšo zgodovino, Kongresni trg 1, SI-1000 Ljubljana


Komisija za ugotavljanje zločinov okupatorjev in njihovih pomagačev, vojni zločini, Slovenija, tisk, propaganda, vojne žrtve


In February 1944, the Commission for the Investigation of Crimes Committed by the Occupiers and Their Accomplices was founded to collect and examine information about war crimes perpetrated in Slovenia. The author outlines the coverage of its work, the aims of the Commission and its results in the founders' own press. He establishes the large political significance attached to the articles by those who were in charge of the propaganda work, the large number of such articles and the stereotypes used describing the work of the Commission. Among very typical were articles concerning the foundation, methodologies and importance of collecting reports about war crimes and public statements of the Commission including data about individual war crimes as well as victims of different categories






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