»There's not enough killing« Cover Image

»Pobija se premalo«
»There's not enough killing«

The role of repression in introducing and maintaining the »new order« during the occupation of Slovenia 1941-1945

Author(s): Damijan Guštin
Subject(s): Political history, WW II and following years (1940 - 1949), Post-War period (1950 - 1989), Fascism, Nazism and WW II
Published by: Inštitut za novejšo zgodovino
Keywords: Slovenia 1941-1945;occupation;world war II; occupation regimes; German occupation;Italian occupation;violence;repression;resistance movement; anti-resistance activities; civil war

Summary/Abstract: The repression of the occupation authorities, aimed against the Slovenian population, was built into the very foundations of the occupation policy, especially German, since its goal was to ensure denationalisation and force population's loyalty to the occupying states. An even rougher and more severe form of repression was also used as the basic method in the anti-resistance activities of all three occupiers. Similar forms of repression (mass imprisonment, internment, violence against the population during cleansing operations, executions of resistance members without judicial proceedings, use of extreme and swift judicial proceedings) did not only affect those who took part in the resistance movement: they had many characteristics of an all-out punishment of the Slovenian population. The dimensions and effects of repression intensified by involving a part of the population in the fight against the resistance movement.

  • Issue Year: 53/2013
  • Issue No: 1
  • Page Range: 48-64
  • Page Count: 17
  • Language: Slovenian