Austrian military burial ground

Location: section B, next to the Italian military burial ground

In 1962, the Austrian – Yugoslav Association erected a monument to the Austrians, who died in Slovenia during World War II. The monument is composed of two stone blocks and a bronze figure, which are connected by a smoothed ground surface from the same stone. The bronze inscription on the cube is a dedication of the monument of peace among peoples and the dead from various places from Austria, which are symbolically represented by nine bronze regional coats of arms, arranged around the national coat-of-arms.

The sculptor Wolfgang Skala has modelled out an ideal figure of a naked young boy in an angry pose, lifting a piece of broken sword above his head. More than with the anatomy, the figure takes effect with lines, creating St. Andrew’s cross. There are 275 people buried in this burial ground.

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