Families in Flight: The Journey of Slovenian Children to Minnesota after World War II

August 24, 2017



September 30, 2017   2 PM to 4 PM


Free & open to the public. Please join us!


A presentation on Minnesota’s forgotten history, hosted by the St. Louis County Historical Society and the Gary New Duluth Development Alliance. Moderated by Joe Valencic, historian and filmmaker.


Rare first-hand accounts of Slovenian children resettling from internment camps in Austria to locations in North and South America will be presented by:


*Frank Bucar, born in an internment camp in Austria

*Frank Medved, lived as child in an internment camp

*Miro Medved, Honorary Slovenian Consul, Twin Cities

*John Zakelj, translator of his father’s camp diaries

*Dr. Mirjam Milharcic Hladnick, Slovenian Migration   


*Honorable Andrej Rode and Monika Rode, Republic

  of Slovenia


*Meje (Borders), short film on refugee families in flight   through Slovenia by director Damjan Kozole


A reception follows the presentations with entertainment by The Singing Slovenes.


GND Development Alliance Recreation Center

801 101st Avenue West

Duluth, Minnesota

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