Monument to the fallen in NLS in Vrtovin


Monument to the fallen in NLS
Monument to the fallen in NLS

Contribution of Vrtovin in NLS was extensive. Decisive and supreme political activity in 2nd World War was organised from Liberation Front (LF) and to this was devoted the majority of Vrtovin population. Among Partisans joined 99 locals, 23 joined before the capitulation of Italy, 55 after, 21 fighters were fighters of overseas brigades. War tax demanded lives of 23 villagers. Among these were 17 Partisans, 10 were the victims of German violence, one woman died in camp Auschwitz. Vrtovin also sustained serious war damage.

Monument to fallen in NLS and to victims of war crimes is the work of Marko Pogačnik. It is made from stone doorframes of Vrtovin houses, which are situated in direction towards Kucelj. They represent the loss that families endured.


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Vrtovin belongs among the most elongated counties in Ajdovščina. It is characterised by reminders of the past that locals included into contemporarily life. Vrtovin is a middle sized village, located north of the main road, which runs through Vipava valley. The territory of Vrtovin is pulled in direction north – south. [_Read more_]