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Life has never returned to Kalište (video included)

Kalište, a centre for partisan forces during World War II, was one of 102 villages razed by the Nazis, but it is the only one to which life has never returned. The mayors of each of the other villages that shared its fate have planted a tree there – along with one in each of their own villages – as symbols of the horrors of war.

Kalište, a centre for partisan forces during World War II, was one of 102 villages razed by the Nazis, but it is the only one to which life has never returned. The mayors of each of the other villages that shared its fate have planted a tree there – along with one in each of their own villages – as symbols of the horrors of war.

Video made by journalism students who discovered Slovakia for the 16th edition of Spectacular Slovakia, the annual travel guide published by the English-language weekly The Slovak Spectator.

Along with the young journalists who wrote the bulk of the guide, photographer Yuri Dojc and editor Howard Swains participated in this year's issue. This project was also made possible thanks to the cooperation of the Journalism Department of Comenius University, tv.sme and the Slovak Tourist Board (SACR).

The 16th edition of Spectacular Slovakia will be on sale from September 19, 2011, via the spectator.sk online shop. More information can be obtained by emailing circulation@spectator.sk.

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