Personal Items and Documents Collection

The most substantial part of the collection comprises letters, identity cards, report cards, certificates, journals, and personal documents.

In addition to fragments from personal experiences and correspondence dating back to the World War I, the Museum keeps a record of soldiers buried at the Žale Cemetery in Ljubljana. Specific sections of the Collection relates to the military sphere as well as to partisan medical services, culture and life during World War II. Along with personal documents kept by Slovene prisoners of concentration camps, an important part of the Collection is represented by penitentiary registers from Ljubljana (1943-45) and Radovljica (1941-44), as well as personal records from Begunje penitentiary, prisoners' files from Ljubljana (1942-43), and the documents listing the names of those transported to Dachau concentration camps between 1942 and 1945. The Collection also features a Death book – a record of the deceased in the concentration camp on the island of Rab, which was established and ran by the Italian Fascist regime between 1942 and 1943. The collection is complemented by various personal items and products.

Curator: Marko Štepec

Tobacco box which belonged to dr. Fran Spiller Muys, an officer in the 4th Bosnian-Herzegovinian Regiment, 1915
Tobacco box which belonged to dr. Fran Spiller Muys, an officer in the 4th Bosnian-Herzegovinian Regiment, 1915
Jože Triplat, a handwritten, illustrated diary in verse dating back to the First World War.
Jože Triplat, a handwritten, illustrated diary in verse dating back to the First World War.
Earrings from the First World War
Earrings from the First World War
Diary of Boštjan Olip
Diary of Boštjan Olip
Letter from General Rudolf Maister to Officer Vilko Hren, 25. October 1923.
Letter from General Rudolf Maister to Officer Vilko Hren, 25. October 1923.
Score for string orchestra entitled General Maister.
Score for string orchestra entitled General Maister.
Letter from Vera Hreščak to Marta Pavlin Brina, 1944
Letter from Vera Hreščak to Marta Pavlin Brina, 1944