Just south of Cerkno on a steep slope, in a shaft, lies the remains of fourteen people suspected of being anti-communists. These had been murdered on February 6, 1944, by communist partisans in retaliation for an attack on a communist school in Cerkno about a week earlier where 47 people died.

Current status: Preserved with monument (2022).

Location: 46°06'44.83"N 13°59'24.73"E

Get there: Car.

My comment:

The site is beautifully situated with views down the valley towards Cerkno. However, not easy to get there. There is a small memorial chapel with a crooked cross next to it. From the chapel there is a small paved path that passes a monument before ending at the shaft with the remains. The path actually gives a sense of the Via Dolorosa in Jerusalem. It is numbered from 1–14 (roman numerals), just like the Via Dolorosa there are fourteen stops one can pray at on the way to Jesus’ crucifixion at Calvary. This is probably deliberately and not a coincidence.

Follow up in books: Pavlowitch, Steven: Hitler’s New Disorder: The Second World War in Yugoslavia (2008).