Družina Dedijer (1933–1991)

  • Dedijer family (1933–1991)
SI AS 1979
Language of Description
1933 - 1991
Level of Description
  • English
  • French
  • German
  • Italian
  • Serbian
  • Cyrillic

Extent and Medium

49,90 running meters of files, manuscript material, printed material, photographic material

Biographical History

Vladimir Dedijer (Belgrade, December 4, 1914 - Boston, December 1, 1990) graduated from the Faculty of Law with a doctorate in history. Dedijer was a correspondent for several newspapers, member of the National Liberation Front, member of various delegations, columnist, essayist, writer, member of the Russell Tribunal, academic and correspondent for the Serbian Academy of Sciences and Arts.

Archival History

The material of the Dedijer family was donated by Vladimir Dedijer to the National and University Library (NUK) in Ljubljana on April 7, 1987, November 20, 1998 and November 27, 1998. In agreement with his widow Vera Dedijer and the Honorary Committee, the NUK transferred most of the donated material to the Archives of the Republic of Slovenia for storage and use in a contract dated November 27, 1998. The Archives took over the remaining part of the material from the NUK on June 11, 2009.

Scope and Content

The fond consists of a collection of treatises, newspaper clippings, correspondence, excerpts and copies of material from various archives and literature. The material is organized by topics related to specific policies and events: Tito / Kardelj / Jovanka / Ranković / Djilas / Hebrang / Waldheim / Dedijer / World War II / history of Yugoslavia / the Trieste question / foreign policy / internal tensions / the workings of the Russell Tribunal / the Informbiro / resistance movements in Europe / the Ustasha / the Chetniks / Stalinism / antisemitism / non-alignment / tradition / soccer, etc. The inventory follows the original arrangement of the material, which is not systematic, but individual topics appear in different places. Researchers of the Holocaust will find the file SI AS 1979/488 particularly helpful as it refers to the genocide of the Jews on the territory of Yugoslavia (1941-1945), and the bundle contains a photocopy of a separat of the Federation of Jewish Communities of the Federative People's Republic of Yugoslavia (Federation of Jewish Communities of the Federative People's Republic of Yugoslavia, Belgrade 1957) on the crimes committed by the occupying forces and their collaborators against the Jews in Yugoslavia; excerpts from an essay by Zdenko Löwenthal; a short bibliography on the genocide of the Yugoslav Jews; and some newspaper clippings (e.g. NIN, 11.3.1979). File SI AS 1979/151 refers to the genocide of Roma in Yugoslavia (1941-1945), and the box contains a copy of the decree on Jews and Gypsies (Verordnungsblatt des Militärbefehlshabers in Serbien - List uredba vojnog zapovednika u Srbiji, Beograd, 25.7.1941, No. 16); photocopies of the cover sheet and several pages of the above-mentioned decree; a bundle of handwritten notes on the Chetniks; older photocopies of the typescript of the above-mentioned decree; specified correspondence on the genocide of the Muslims. The file SI AS 1979/155 also contains 2 newspaper clippings with articles about the extermination of Gypsies during the Second World War (Vjesnik, 16.12.1964, and NIN, 29.3.1964) and some handwritten notes.

System of Arrangement

264 boxes, 69 fascicles, 3 file boxes, 3 books

Conditions Governing Access

The use of the material is for research purposes only. The material also contains personal data that is inaccessible under archive law. The material or the protected personal data contained therein will become accessible 75 years after the creation of the material or 10 years after the death of the person concerned if the date of death is known.

Finding Aids

  • Finding aid is available to researchers via the Virtual Archive Reading Room (VARR) https://vac.sjas.gov.si/vac. The VARR information solution provides users with a tool for ordering and using physical and electronic archival material in Slovenian archives (in addition to the Archives of the Republic of Slovenia, six regional archives from Ljubljana, Maribor, Celje, Ptuj, Koper and Nova Gorica). After successful registration, login and confirmation of the user account by the administrator of the VARR system, the user can order materials and reproductions. The detailed finding aid for this collection is also available via VARR as pfd, comprises 342 pages and contains a brief description of the archival material found in a collection.

Archivist Note

Description prepared by Jovita Pristovšek based on an online survey of the collection and data available through VARR in 2024.

Rules and Conventions

EHRI Guidelines for Description v.1.0