Families in Flight

September 06, 2017 08:47 AM

Saturday, September 30
2:00- 4:00 PM
GND Recreation Center, 801 101st Avenue West

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The Journey of Slovenian Children to Minnesota after World War II. This is a presentation on Minnesota’s forgotten history hosted by the St. Louis County Historical Society and the Gary New Duluth Development Alliance. In the aftermath of World War II, thousands of refugee families resettled in Minnesota from refugee camps in Europe. Among these displaced persons were Slovenian children who had been uprooted from their homes or born in the camps. For the first time, these youngest emigrants, now grown up, share their first-hand accounts of starting new lives with their families in Minnesota. Find out about their challenges of growing up in refugee camps or growing up in America while maintaining their Slovenian culture. The presenters live in Duluth, the Iron Range and the Twin Cities and will be joined by Slovenian nationals in the Republic of Slovenia as well as the Honorary Consul for the Republic of Slovenia in St. Paul.

This event is free and open to the public. For further information contact Kathleen Cargill at the St. Louis County Historical Society, 218.733.7586.


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