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Krško is a town in eastern Slovenia. It is the seat of the Municipality of Krško. The town lies on the Sava River. The area is traditionally divided between Styria (territory on the left bank of the Sava) and Lower Carniola (territory on the right bank of the Sava). The entire municipality is now included in the Lower Sava Statistical Region.Slovenia's only nuclear power plant, the Krško Nuclear Power Plant, lies southeast of the town.NameThe name of the settlement was changed from Krško to Videm–Krško in 1953. The name Krško was restored in 1964. In the past the German name was Gurkfeld.HistoryArchaeological evidence shows that the area was settled in prehistoric times. Along the Sava River, numerous Bronze and Iron Age sites as well as Roman finds show continuous occupation. After the Medieval period the area was a Habsburg possession. It was affected by Ottoman raids from the 15th to the 17th centuries.Mass graveKrško is the site of a mass grave associated with the Second World War. The Bunker Mass Grave (Grobišče v zaklonišču) is located on the steep right bank of the Sava River, opposite the municipal headquarters, 50 m north of the house at Bohoričeva 4, and 100 m south of a school playground. It contains the remains of more than 100 Croatian civilians that were murdered and then hidden in a dynamited bunker.
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