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DURING communism, the whole country was studded with similar-looking slogans and banners, confirming eternal friendship with the Soviet Union and urging us to improve productivity at work.

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DURING communism, the whole country was studded with similar-looking slogans and banners, confirming eternal friendship with the Soviet Union and urging us to improve productivity at work.

However, in this case the similarity is purely coincidental. The postcard from 1931 shows the native house of great Slovak poet Ján Kollár (1793-1852). Over the gate is his well-known line from one of the best-known poems of Slovak literature Slávy dcéra (The daughter of Sláva): Slávme slávne slávu Slávov slávnych, which can be translated as Let us gloriously glorify the glory of the glorious Slavs.

Mošovce lies in the historical region of Turiec between the towns of Martin and Kremnica and at one time it was even considered to be a small town itself. In spite of its relatively small size there were quite a few craftsmen - until the 19th century as many as 18 guilds were registered in Mošovce. Furriers, who sewed fur coats decorated with leather ornaments, were probably the most important.

During the Second World War, the village experienced turbulent times. In 1944, a unit of partisans was formed here and during the fight for liberation as many as 176 houses were destroyed.


By Branislav Chovan

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