Jelenov Žleb

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Jelenov Žleb
Jelenov Žleb is located in Slovenia
Jelenov Žleb
Jelenov Žleb
Location in Slovenia
Coordinates: 45°42′10.06″N 14°40′39.06″E / 45.7027944°N 14.6775167°E / 45.7027944; 14.6775167Coordinates: 45°42′10.06″N 14°40′39.06″E / 45.7027944°N 14.6775167°E / 45.7027944; 14.6775167
Country Flag of Slovenia.svg Slovenia
Traditional region Lower Carniola
Statistical region Southeast Slovenia
Municipality Ribnica
 • Total 15.55 km2 (6.00 sq mi)
Elevation 1,015.3 m (3,331.0 ft)
Population (2002)
 • Total 0

Jelenov Žleb (pronounced [jɛˈleːnou̯ ˈʒleːp]; German: Mathildensruhe[2]) is a small remote settlement in the hills south of Ribnica in southern Slovenia. It no longer has any permanent residents, but is used seasonally by local forest workers. The area is part of the traditional region of Lower Carniola and is now included in the Southeast Slovenia Statistical Region.[3]

Mass grave[edit]

Jelenov Žleb is the site of a mass grave from the Second World War. The Jelenov Žleb Shaft Mass Grave (Slovene: Grobišče Brezno v Jelenovem Žlebu) is located southwest of the settlement, along the road to Glažuta. It contains the remains of a number of Italian soldiers killed in an engagement with the Partisans in the spring of 1943.[4]


A small chapel in the settlement is dedicated to Saint Anthony the Hermit and belongs to the Parish of Ribnica. It has a wooden belfry. It was built in 1906 and renovated in 1996.[5]


  1. ^ Statistical Office of the Republic of Slovenia
  2. ^ Leksikon občin kraljestev in dežel zastopanih v državnem zboru, vol. 6: Kranjsko. 1906. Vienna: C. Kr. Dvorna in Državna Tiskarna, p. 48.
  3. ^ Ribnica municipal site
  4. ^ Jelenov Žleb Shaft Mass Grave on Geopedia (Slovene)
  5. ^ Slovenian Ministry of Culture register of national heritage reference number ešd 2221

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