50 years anniversary of the victory over nacism and fascism (1995)
With the end of the Second world War, 1945 was a landmark year for all the nations and nationalities of Europe. The joint victory over Nazism and Fascismtook a considerable toll on the victors, and the Slovenian nation was no exception. Many did not live to see the light of freedom, when the shackles of the previous years were thrown off, and when EQUALITY, JOY and RECONCILIATION could once again take their places among people.
See also links about history of World War II:
- The History Place
- World War II on the Web
- Yahoo - World War II
- HyperHistory Online
- World War 2 Information
See how the Slovenes have participated in WW II:
- Yugoslavia in WW II
- Museum of contemporary history
- Partisan hospital Franja, near Cerkno
- Veterans: ZZB NOV Slovenije (Slovene)
Looking back fifty years later, the question still arises as to whether such grave disagreements between people, and the blind ambition of politicians, are really necessary, turning conflicts and desires into bloodshed, the destruction of cities and homes of the innocent, and the severing of all ties between nations.
The anniversary of the end of the war perhaps presents an ideal opportunity to call for greater cooperation, understanding and reconciliation between peoples.
See historic proclamations: Sir Winston Churchill: WORDS AT WAR
May the dove of peace herald the beauty of life, harmony and peace among nations!
May differences be resolved through understanding and tolerance!
May all the nations of the world join hands for a better tomorrow for all, when there will NOWHERE and NEVER MORE be WAR nor hatred, and when the children of the world will be free to experience the joy of youth and the happiness of us all!
To mark the 50th anniversary of the victory over Nazism and Fascism, the Republic of Slovenia is issuing three commemorative coins:
- a gold coin with a nominal value of 5,000 Tolars, a weight of 7 grams, a diameter of 24 mm and a purity of 900/1000; in a quantity of 1,000 coins;
- a silver coin with a nominal value of 500 Tolars, a weight of l5 grams, a diameter of 32 mm and a purity of 925/1000; in a quantity of 3,000 coins;
- a coin for general circulation with a nominal value of 5 Tolars, a weight of 6.4 grams, a diameter of 26 mm, made of Cu-Zn-Ni alloy; quantity: 200,000 pieces.
Authors of the rough-cast design of the gold coin and the circulation coin: Gorazd and Matjaz Ucakar, Ljubljana
Author of the rough-cast design of the silver coin: Martin Klajn, Radece
Minting: State Mint, Kremnica/Slovakia