Trije vidiki javnega delovanja slovenske skupnosti v Italiji ob osamosvajanju Slovenije - Treatises and Documents, Journal of Ethnic Studies

Issue 87

Trije vidiki javnega delovanja slovenske skupnosti v Italiji ob osamosvajanju Slovenije

Author: Robert Devetak

Keywords: Slovenia’s independence, war of independence, Slovenes in Italy, Crisis Unit in Aid of Slovenia, Aid to Slovenia ’91

Summary: The Slovene community in Italy paid the utmost attention to the events in Slovenia at the time of the declaration of independence in June 1991 and the subsequent attack of the Yugoslav People’s Army. Drawing from newspaper reports, the article focuses on some major public events, charities and youth activities that were the result of cooperative activities of the Slovene community in Italy during the events in Slovenia. Thereby, the Slovene minority tried to influence the decisions of the Italian and European political leaders to intervene in the event of military aggression and support Slovenia’s independence, while also involving the public and successfully encouraging it to participate en masse in public events and charity campaigns to help Slovenia.