Monument on Freedom Hill

Location: Ilirska Bistrica, Slovenia

Completed: 1965

Architects: Janez Lenassi and Živa Baraga-Moškon

Genre: Spomenik, Socialist monument, former Yugoslavia

The 8-metre tall concrete cube commemorates the partisans of the 4th Yugoslavian Army who liberated the area from Axis forces during the National Liberation War (World War II). The columns were designed to evoke the karst topography found in the region’s ancient cave systems as well as represent the bones of the fallen fighters. The remains of 284 partisans from the unit are kept in a crypt beneath the memorial.

Monument on Freedom Hill in Ilirska Bistrica, Slovenia | Spomenik | Socialist monument | former Yugoslavia

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