Ferdinand Babnik, Dnevnik maj–julij 1945

Title: Ferdinand Babnik, Dnevnik maj–julij 1945
Author: Ferdinand Babnik
Type: Diary, unpublished unbound manuscript
Genre: memorial literature
Material: paper
Length: 22 pages
Publisher: unknown (Ferdinand Babnik)
Provenience: Catholic Institute, Studia Slovenica; evidence number: ASS 23 BABNIK FERDINAND

Notes: The systematic and personally confessed diary of the priest Ferdinand Babnik (1913–1993), personal secretary and chauffeur of Gregorij Rožman (1883–1959), the Bishop of Ljubljana, reports on the tense and eventful days in the lives of thousands of Slovenian anti-communist refugees who, in the first months after the end of World War II, fled to Austrian Carinthia under Allied (English) administration. Babnik particularly focuses on the activities of Bishop Rožman, the relationship between Slovenian priests and political figures, and negotiations with English commanders regarding the return of Slovenian Home Guard units to Yugoslavia.

Copyright: orphan work

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Ferdinand Babnik, Dnevnik maj–julij 1945