Heroes of Inspiration – Faces of an Occupied City


At a time when the world seems to have ceased making sense, we turn more and more often to hope and inspiration.


“The Nazi occupation of the Slovenian region of Štajerska in the spring of 1941 was the worst affliction possible to Slovenians,” noted Dr Irena Mavrič Žižek. Indeed, the spring 1941 was extremely tough on Slovenians. Fearsome were news about the occupying force coming from the north, leaving behind them only devastation, introduction of curfew, deprivation of freedom of movement, ban on using the mother tongue, closure of Slovenian offices, extortionof intellectuals, priests, cultural workers, etc.


During the convulsions, stories were unfolding across the city, featuring striking individuals. They advertised their presence with their humanity and courage, which at the time could be a matter of life and death. We wish to present some excerpts from the lives of people who during World War II were able to overcome the political and ideological gaps and bring to the foreground the man with the need for freedom and love.


The year 2020 seems to be putting us to the test again. We might end up writing new stories that will serve as an inspiration to the generations to come and to mark as out as citizens, Slovenians and humans in general.


We will be documenting the good and the bad.


Exhibitions and events

Shhh! Maribor 1941-1945

Permanent exhibition

Shhh! Due to the secret nature of this data, we cannot disclose everything in this invitation, so we'd like you to join us at the opening of our permanent exhibition.

»Na desni ga, na levi ni – pred nami svetli cilj leži«

Permanent exhibition

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A Monument to Maribor's Industry - Industrial Maribor in the 20'th Century

Permanent exhibition

Along with its favourable geographical position and advantageous conditions also its electrification contributed to the industrial boom of Maribor and northeastern Slovenia. Namely, the first...

Maribor is ours!

Permanent exhibition

After the formation of Yugoslavia, Maribor became an important border city, representing Yugoslavia’s north-western gate into the world. The city became the transport route connecting the Alps and...

History of Photography

Permanent exhibition

From the very beginning, humankind has had the desire to prove themselves and to understand the world surrounding them. Certainly there were moments when people wished to capture a moment in an...

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Activities from this museum

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Organizacija kulturnih in tehniških dni

Pomagali vam bomo pri organizaciji kulturnih ali tehniških dni. V muzej lahko...

Preživimo noč v muzeju

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Muzej v kovčku

Vas zanima, kaj se skriva v muzejskem kovčku? Če nas zaradi kakršnih koli...

Dodatna ponudba za šole: Abonma

ABONMA I ŠOLA Nudimo vam možnost, da muzej obiščete večkrat in pri tem...

Dodatna ponudba za vrtce: Abonma

ABONMA I VRTEC– za predšolske otroke. Nudimo vam možnost, da muzej obiščete...

SŠ: Trafika

Junaki nekega časa in mesta Zgodovinski sprehod, namenjen spoznavanju...

OŠ: Trafika

Ob Dravi Zgodovinski sprehod ob Dravi, na katerem bomo opozorili na prizorišča...

III. triada in SŠ: Po sledeh okupiranega mesta – učna pot po okupiranem mestu

Voden ogled mesta s poudarkom na ključnih prizoriščih dogodkov iz časa II....

III. triada in SŠ: Mestnemu koraku na sledi – učna pot po središču mesta

Pridružite se nam pri odkrivanju znamenitosti starega mestnega jedra. S pomočjo...


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