Baza 20 Memorial Site, Kočevski Rog
|Kočevski Rog - Baza 20|
|Kočevski rog, SI-8000 Novo mesto|
|Phone||386 (0) 7 306 6025, 386 (0) 41 315 165|
|Fax||386 (0) 7 373 1112|
|Managed by||Dolenjska Museum Novo mesto|
In 1995 a permanent exhibition in Barrack 16 was set up, while a second exhibition has been on display in Barrack 22 since 1998 presenting the activities of the partisans including their workshops, hospital, and the operations of the Slovene National Liberation Council in Kočevski Rog. By appointment visitors can also watch a short introductory documentary on Baza 20 in Lukov Dom near the site.
Already in August 1941, the first resistance against Italian and German occupational forces was organised in this region. Kočevski Rog was the first part of Slovenia to be liberated under partisan command as early as May 1942. At that time, it became the logistic centre of the armed resistance. Partisan hospitals, workshops, schools, printing works, and warehouses were soon operating in these deep woods during the war.
From April 1943 the most important headquarters were in Baza 20: the seat of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of Slovenia and the Executive Committee of the Liberation. At the end of 1943, 26 barracks housed some 140 fighters and politicians, among them alsoand .
- Baza 20 web page
- Baza 20 on Burger.si, Virtual Guide to Slovene Museums and Galleries
- Liberation Front of the Slovenian People on Wikipedia
- Slovenian National Liberation Council on Wikipedia
- Yugoslav Partisans on Wikipedia