A 1918 NATIONAL-DEFENCE CAMP IN ŠENTJANŽ PRI DRAVOGRADU

A permanent museum collection is on display on the premises of the Šentjanž pri Dravogradu Local Community, depicting the history of today's Šentjanž pri Dravogradu area and how signatures were collected and national-defence camps were being set up throughout the Slovenian national territory in support of the May Declaration of 1917. The famous national-defence camp in Šentjanž pri Dravogradu, where more than 2,000 Slovenians gathered on the 7th of May 1918, is also included in the collection.

The May Declaration is one of the foundations of independent Slovenia. On behalf of the South Slavic members of parliament, Dr. Anton Korošec read the May Declaration in Vienna parliament on the 30th of May 1917, demanding the unification of South Slavic nations into a self-governing unit within the Habsburg dynasty.

Photo: Koroška Regional Museum (archive)

Reproduced from: Koroška Regional Museum (www.kpm.si)

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