Hrušica, Jesenice

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Hrušica
Hrušica is located in Slovenia
Hrušica
Hrušica
Location in Slovenia
Coordinates: 46°26′45.25″N 14°0′46.76″E / 46.4459028°N 14.0129889°E / 46.4459028; 14.0129889Coordinates: 46°26′45.25″N 14°0′46.76″E / 46.4459028°N 14.0129889°E / 46.4459028; 14.0129889
Country Flag of Slovenia.svg Slovenia
Traditional region Upper Carniola
Statistical region Upper Carniola
Municipality Jesenice
Elevation 590.7 m (1,938.0 ft)
Population (2002)
 • Total 1,843
[1]

Hrušica (pronounced [ˈxɾuːʃitsa]) is a settlement 3 kilometres (1.9 mi) west of Jesenice along the main road to Kranjska Gora in the Municipality of Jesenice in the Upper Carniola region of Slovenia.

Geography[edit]

Hrušica lies above the left bank of the Sava River below Hrušica Peak (Slovene: Hruški vrh, 1,176 m [3,858 ft]) in the Karawanks to the north, and Mount Kisovec (1,289 m [4,229 ft]) and the Mežakla Plateau to the south. Dobršnik Creek, which has its source below Hrušica Peak, flows through the western part of the settlement. The Hrušica Pasture (Slovene: Hruševska planina or Hruška planina, 1,207 metres [3,960 ft]) and Petelin Pasture (1,400 m [4,600 ft]) lie above Hrušica in the Karawanks.[2]

History[edit]

In 1906 the 7,976-metre-long (26,168 ft) two-rail track Karawanks railway tunnel was built at Hrušica and in 1991 the 7,864-metre-long (25,801 ft) road tunnel was completed.

Mass graves[edit]

Hrušica is the site of three mass grave from the period immediately after the Second World War.[3] All of the graves contain the remains of Home Guard prisoners of war that were repatriated from Austria after the war and murdered. Each site contains the remains of an unknown number of victims. The Hrušica No. 56 Mass Grave (Slovene: Grobišče za hišo Hrušica 56) is located behind the house at Huršica no. 56.[4] The Hrušica 1 Mass Grave (Grobišče Hrušica 1) lies 40 metres (130 ft) east of the house at Hrušica no. 83,[5] and the Hrušica 2 Mass Grave (Grobišče Hrušica 1) lies on the slope above it.[6]

Notable people[edit]

Notable people that were born or lived in Hrušica include:

References[edit]

  1. ^ Statistical Office of the Republic of Slovenia
  2. ^ a b Savnik, Roman, ed. 1968. Krajevni leksikon Slovenije, vol. 1. Ljubljana: Državna založba Slovenije. pp. 114–115.
  3. ^ Dežman, Jože. 2009. Poročilo Komisije vlade Republike Slovenije za reševanje vprašanj prikritih grobišč: 2005-2008. Ljubljana: Družina, p. 1909.
  4. ^ Hrušica No. 56 Mass Grave on Geopedia (Slovene)
  5. ^ Hrušica 1 Mass Grave on Geopedia (Slovene)
  6. ^ Hrušica 2 Mass Grave on Geopedia (Slovene)

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