Path of Remembrance and Comradeship

Path of Remembrance and Comradeship
Path of Remembrance and Comradeship

Path of Remembrance and Comradeship is the Slovenian commemoration of the heroic struggle of Ljubljana during the national liberation war and revolution of the people of Yugoslavia in years 1941 to 1945.

Path of Remembrance and Comradeship is today a path of life. Where once used to be a wire fence, is today a 34 kilometres long promenade with 102 memorial stones and 6 memorials along the road leading into the city. This beautiful green haven around the city, built right where during the war was barbed wire, tells us a story of those 1170 days when Ljubljana was amended in the ring of wires into the concentration camp. That is how occupier wanted to break people’s resistance, break the bond between the city, in which liberation front of Slovenian nation was born and its partisan’s hinterland. But even here occupier was wrong. Violence could not silence the heart of the revolution, rebellion of Ljubljana. The city lived with its liberation front and weathered. From the city thousands were leaving to join partisans, through secret paths through the wire. From were they were also sending fighters and activist equipment and medicines. Not wire, not prison, not shooting and even violence from occupier did prevent Ljubljana to be closely linked with central leadership of the national liberation struggle in all four years of war. It had still stand firm and insist in a big fight towards liberation.

Rest point under the tree with memorial stone
Rest point under the tree with memorial stone

Path of Remembrance and Comradeship was built by working people, youth and citizens of Ljubljana. It was also built by youth working brigades from twinned municipalities from all over Yugoslavia and thereby confirmed the brotherhood and unity of the Yugoslav people, forged during the war in fight for freedom.

Path of Remembrance and Comradeship was solemnly committed to working people and citizens of Ljubljana for the 40th anniversary of the liberation on May 9th 1985.

COURSE OF THE PATH

One of the marking sings on path of Remembrance and Comradeship
One of the marking sings on path of Remembrance and Comradeship

The trail runs through the neighbourhoods that surround the centre of Ljubljana. You can start anywhere along the way or you can start at checkpoint 1 (district community Vič) and go clockwise around the city. The path first leads us around the hill Rožnik through Koseze, Šiška, Bežigrad, via gravel pits through cemetery Žale, between the apartment blocks in Nove Jarše, along the Ljubljana ring road to the river Ljubljanica (Polje), through Štepanjsko naselje and over the hill Golovec on the Ljubljana Marshes, where over the city parts Galjevica, Ilovica, Murgle and Mestni log we conclude the path in Vič.

During the war, the volume of the city was smaller, that is why a part of the path goes now through residential areas. Outside residential areas path runs through the avenues, crosses hill Golovec. At several places they planted groups of 88 trees that bear the name “Avenue in memory of Comrade Tito” (Tito lived for 88 years). Path of Remembrance and Comradeship is an excellent urban infrastructure that allows residents summer and winter recreation, as in the time of snow on the uninhabited areas cros-country paths are arranged.

Decorated path of Remembrance and Comradeship with avenue
Decorated path of Remembrance and Comradeship with avenue

One of 102 memorial stones on the path of Remembrance and Comradeship
One of 102 memorial stones on the path of Remembrance and Comradeship

 


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Map of path of Remembrance and Comradeship with all 102 memorial stones along the path. The route takes us around Ljubljana, where once stood a wire. To view the map in full size, just click on the image on the left or on the link to open it in another window. [_See the map_]


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Ljubljana is capital city of Slovenia and center of City community. It is geograficaly, culturaly, scientific, economical, policital and administrative center of Slovenia and centre of City community. It is geographical, cultural, scientific, economical, political and administrative centre of Slovenia. [_Visit location_]

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