Monument to the Victims of All Wars
The Monument to the Victims of All Wars (Slovene: Spomenik žrtvam vseh vojn, also Spomenik vsem žrtvam vojn (in z vojnami povezanim žrtvam na območju RS), 'Monument to the Victims of All Wars and Victims Connected with Wars in Slovenia') is a monument in Ljubljana, Slovenia.
History [ edit ]
The monument was commissioned in 2013 by Slovenia's Ministry of Labor, Family, Social Affairs, and Equal Opportunities to commemorate those fallen in wars and those that were affected by wars in any way. The monument is planned for installation along Šubic Street (Šubičeva cesta) and north of Star Park (Park Zvezda) at South Square (Južni trg), which had been a projected but unimplemented urban planning project. The monument is intended to be a key step in reconciliation of the Slovenian nation over divisions from the Second World War, and the space is conceived as the first step in regulating the entire area between Congress Square (Kongresni trg) and the Knafelj Passage (Knafljev prehod).
Construction [ edit ]
Site preparation started in June 2015, when the wall was raised between the Casino Building (Kazina) and the building at Congress Square no. 3. The display area was opened on June 23, 2015 with a temporary model of the monument enclosed in a glass display case. The permanent monument is scheduled for installation in 2016.
Vandalism [ edit ]
On June 18, 2015 the temporary model of the monument was vandalized with graffiti. The model was vandalized again with communist slogans and red stars on July 27, and again on September 26 with communist slogans, red stars, and parts of a pig carcass.
References [ edit ]
- Predsednik Pahor gostil predstavitev postavitve Spomenika vsem žrtvam vojn in z vojnami povezanim žrtvam na območju RS (President Pahor Hosts Presentation of the Installation of the Monument to the Victims of All Wars and Victims Connected with Wars in Slovenia).
- Petkovšek, Janez. 2011. Bo Južni trg postal odprt javni prostor le zaradi potreb gostincev? Delo (January 25).
- Hočevar, Ksenja. 2014. Spomenik slovenske razdvojenosti. Družina (January 28).
- Brkić, Vanja. 2015. Pripravljajo teren za spomenik žrtvam vseh vojn. Dnevnik (June 23).
- Priložnostni nagovor predsednika republike ob otvoritvi postavitvenega prostora Spomenika vsem žrtvam vojn in z vojnami povezanim žrtvam na območju Republike Slovenije (Speech by the Slovenian President on the Occasion of Opening the Display Area for the Monument to the Victims of All Wars and Victims Connected with Wars in Slovenia) (June 23).
- T. H. 2015. Neznanci oskrunili mesto spomenika žrtvam vseh vojn. RTV SLO (June 18).
- G. C. 2015. Znova oskrunjen prostor, kjer bo stal spomenik žrtvam vseh vojn. RTV SLO (July 27).
- Ma. F. 2015. Pred spomenik vsem žrtvam vojn položili prašičje glave. Delo (September 26).