Process of Debt Redemption of the Peasants' in Slovenia from 1941 to 1948

  • Žarko Lazarević Inštitut za novejšo zgodovino, Kongresni trg 1, SI-1000 Ljubljana


The author deals with the issue of the peasants' debt payment and/ or the process of debt redemption, started in 1936, going on through World War II, and in the post-war years. The period was one of many turning points in history that radically transformed the circumstances in which the process of redemption took place on Slovenian territory, prior to the outbreak of World War II. In one his fundamental conclusions the author points to the fact the peasants were paying their debt even in the course of occupation and that, upon their arrival to power, the communist regime simply brought to an end what would have happened anyway, given the plans of the prewar authorities.