Dražgoše (pronounced [ˈdɾaːʒɡɔʃɛ]; German: Draschgosche) is a village in the Municipality of Železniki in the Upper Carniola region of Slovenia. The village lies on the southern slopes of the Jelovica Plateau. The settlement is divided into three parts: Pri Cerkvi (Draschgosche bei der Kirche), Na Pečeh (Draschgosche vor der Kirche), and Jelenšče (in older sources Jelenčice).
During the Second World War it was the site of the Battle of Dražgoše between Slovene partisans (NOVJ) and Nazi Germany armed forces, which took place between January 9 and January 11, 1942. After suffering heavy losses the Nazi forces set fire to the village, shot 41 hostages and deported the remaining residents. In 1976 the Dražgoše war memorial was built just outside the village to commemorate this battle and the destruction of the village.
We created a 15-minute documentary about the village. Here's a short snippet from the original film.
Client: Kulturno-turistično društvo Dražgoše http://www.drazgose.si/
Director, editor: David Sipoš
Screenwriter: Rok Andres
Narrators: Nina Trebovc, Gregor Budal
Cast: Ana Ribič, Jure Repanšek
Proofreading: Andreja More
Second camera: Matej Lozar
Animations: Vid Planinc
Producer: Rok Pintar
Aerial cinematography: Janez Kotar
Vocal: Anton Habjan
Sound design: Tim Žibrat