Borderlands of Memory. Croatia (Istria-Kvarner) – Slovenia (Primorska) – Italy (Friuli-Venezia Giulia)

The Memory of War and Violence in the 20th-century northeastern Adriatic

Route and destinations of the study trip:
Lipa (Croatia) Gonars (Italy)
Basovizza (Italy) Risiera di San Sabba (Italy)
Kobarid (Slovenia) Pula (Croatia)
Log pod Mangartom (Slovenia) Rijeka (Croatia)
Redipuglia (Italy)  
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Project Description

Vanessa Hadžić, Heike Karge, Sabine Rutar

GroupIn May 2012, a group of Croatian and German students together with their professors embarked for a study trip to the northeastern Adriatic region. The idea for this excursion was developed as part of a broader bilateral research project which was generously funded by the DAAD from 2010-2012.

The excursion was developed and organized by Vanni D’Alessio, Vjeran Pavlaković (both University of Rijeka), Sabine Rutar (Institute for East and Southeast European Studies, Regensburg) and Heike Karge (University of Regensburg) and supported by a student assistant team consisting of Katharina Schalk, Manuela Brenner (both University of Regensburg) and Tea Marković (University of Rijeka). We thank the University of Regensburg for a substantial financial contribution to the excursion.

The project was cofinanced by the PATTERNS Lectures project - initiated by ERSTE Foundation and implemented by WUS Austria (

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Route & Destinations

The northeastern Adriatic region is especially interesting when we look at cultures of remembrance and their change over time. Many important events of the 20th century had a significant impact in this area, the borderland of today's Italy, Croatia and Slovenia. During our study trip we visited manifold sites of remembrance.



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Lipa Basovizza Kobarid Log pod Mangartom Redipuglia Gonars Risiera di San Sabba Pula Rijeka