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Franja Partisan Hospital, Cerkno

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Franja Partisan Hospital (Slovene: Partizanska bolnica Franja) was a secret World War II hospital at Dolenji Novaki near Cerkno in western Slovenia. It was run by the Slovene Partisans from December 1943 until the end of the war as part of a broadly organized resistance movement against the Fascist Italian and Nazi German forces.

The wounded treated there were soldiers from both the Allied Powers and the Axis Powers. Although the Wehrmacht forces, which occupied territory that had been annexed by Italy, launched several attempts to find the hospital, it was never discovered. Today it exists as a museum. It has been protected as a cultural monument of national significance.
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  • Once we'd established it would only take around 30 minutes to drive direct from Ljubljana to Bled, we decided to make the considerable detour to visit this extraordinary wartime field hospital, which....  more
    Once we'd established it would only take around 30 minutes to drive direct from Ljubljana to Bled, we decided to make the considerable detour to visit this extraordinary wartime field hospital, which....  more »
  • Spend an hour in this nice open air museum. All information in English. Definitely worth visiting, but you probably need to drive a while because it is situated quite decentrally. Not all points of... 
    Spend an hour in this nice open air museum. All information in English. Definitely worth visiting, but you probably need to drive a while because it is situated quite decentrally. Not all points of...  more »
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  • Unique historical site with secret hospital from WW2 made by partisans during German occupation. Hidden in Pasice gorge it was used to treat 578 heavily injured soldiers and 500 of them survived. Although it was attacked multiple times by Germans it was never occupied.
  • Let’s not forget those who gave thier lives 75+ years ago, so we can live peacefuly and in freedom. They were from all nations, they fought, they won, so us, future generations of that time, can prosper. Let future generations of ours learn and remember this, so that such horror never repeats, despite some trying to change historical facts. That’s what you can see and learn at The Franja Partisan Hospital.

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