Cultural silence (Slovene: kulturni molk) was the boycott, ordered in January 1942 by the Slovene Liberation Front (OF), of all cultural activities and events connected with the occupation of Slovenia, because the occupational authorities limited or forbade cultural activities in Slovene. It was symbolically announced at a concert in the Union Auditorium in Ljubljana with the popular song Linden Tree Became Green (Lipa zelenela je). After the capitulation of Italy in 1943, it meant a complete stop to all cultural activity outside the OF.
On 23 January 1943, it was breached by the Academy of Sciences and Arts[how?]. In 1944, 110 anticommunist authors published the almanac Help in the Winter (Zimska pomoč) in protest against the policy. The cultural silence postponed the release of the 1941 documentary film O, Vrba until August 1945.
- "Akademija znanosti in umetnosti kršila kulturni molk" (in The Academy of Sciences and Arts Has Breached the Cultural Silence). 23 January 2011.
- Klemenčič, Matjaž. Žagar, Mitja (2004). "Histories of the Individual Yugoslav Nations". The former Yugoslavia's diverse peoples: a reference sourcebook. ABC-Clio, Inc. p. 180.