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