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YU_SPORT_1: Re: "Slovenci" i Olimpijada
Re: "Slovenci" i Olimpijada
Jure Mesaric (Jurij.Mesaric@quest.arnes.si)
Sat, 27 Jul 1996 12:00:59 -0700
Vlado Bevc wrote:
> STUKELJ'S WARTIME EXPERIENCE WITH THE SLOVENIAN PARTISANS
> [From the book:"On The Ramparts" by Ladislav Bevc]
> Here is part of Stukelj's story covering the wartime years which,
> naturally, would be embarrassing for the Slovenian Embassy to pass
> on considering that Slovenian Partisans had very nearly succeeded
> in doing in the Slovenian Olympic Champion.
> During the World War II, Stukelj was a judge in Novo Mesto,
> Slovenia. In 1943, when Italy, which was occupying that part of
> Slovenia, surrendered and, according to the instructions of the
> Allied Expeditionary Force, handed the town over to Tito's
> partisans. The partisans immediately declared a general
> mobilization and Stukelj was readily drafted into the partisan
> formations as a private. Because he had not joined the partisans
> voluntarily and had in addition been a Sokol, a member of the Slav
> gymnast and patriotic organization, the communists suspected that
> Stukelj might not have the appropriate enthusiasm for their cause.
> Stukelj was ordered to appear before the communist divisional
> Judge Advocate Joze Rus who greeted him with the ominous words:
> "We hear that there is something wrong with you!"
> [Joze Rus, district judge in Ljubljana; before the war tried to
> infiltrate the Sokol organization with the communists and later at
> the first session of the Communist "Parliament" in Jajce proposed
> that Tito be voted the title of Marshal of Yugoslavia, he became
> the President of the Yugoslav rubber stamp Assembly after the war
> and eventually declared a "hero." -- Milovan Djilas, in his book
> Wartime, Harcourt, Brace, Jovanovich, New York, 1977, p. 235,
> characterized Rus as a man of rather limited limited political
> potential but useful for having brought with him into the
> communist fold several Sokols who had turned communists.]
> When Stukelj came out of the interrogation his gun, which he had
> to leave outside, was gone and he was sentenced to forced labor in
> a detachment assigned to clear the rubble from sites bombed by the
> Germans. Within a week or two, the Germans moved toward Novo
> Mesto and the partisans, who were guarding Stukelj and other
> prisoners fled in a hurry before the advancing storm troopers,
> leaving the prisoners to their fate. The partisans were brave
> only when it came to shooting unarmed men, women or children or
> when they terrorized the civilian population but they knew better
> than to stand up to the SS. When the Germans came across the
> prisoners, who were clad in the partisan uniforms, they lined them
> against the wall to be summarily shot. Stukelj was able to
> attract the attention of the German officer, explained to him that
> he was no communist, and showed him his identity card from the
> Olympic Games in Berlin in 1936 signed by Adolf Hitler himself.
> The German officer examined the document and decided to let
> Stukelj go.
> The attempt of Joze Rus and the Slovenian communists to get rid of
> the "bourgeois" Olympian champion was thus thwarted and Stukelj
> lived to see the golden old age and the Olympics in Atlanta. It
> was the unknown German officer, who thought more highly of the
> Olympic Champion than his own compatriots, and the signature of
> Hitler that saved Stukelj from certain death!
Smesno. Gospod Stukelj je v Atlanti veliko casa prezivel z g. Milanom Kucanom, Kocjancicem..., ki
so bili nekoc vsi clani KPS. Njihova prisotnost ga ocitno ni motila. Torej je na dogodke, ki ste jih
opisali zgoraj, pozabil, ali pa so se zgodili nekoliko drugace.
Dokazal je, da je mogoce premagati nesporazume v zelji pomagati svoji domovini. In to je tisto, cesar
Vi, gospod Bevc, v svojem bolestnem sovrastvu ne boste nikoli zmogli.
Nekateri pac imajo stil, nekateri ga pa nimajo. Vi ga zagotovo nimate.