Monument to the fallen soldiers of the National liberation war
A bronze statue
depicting a partisan soldier, the
work of Postojna-born sculptor
Frančišek Smerdu (1908-1964),
completes the square’s appearance
as well as shares its name. The
monument’s dramatic expressiveness makes
the monument reminiscent of difficult war
times on the ever-hard karst soil.
Pay attention! Move closer to Smerdu's
partisan and see what his gun is pointed at.
Frančišek Smerdu (1908-1964), academy-trained
sculptor, who received his training in Vienna as well as from
the great Croatian sculptor Ivan Meštrović in Zagreb, is in
Slovenia mostly known for his public, monumental sculptures.
These were also what left his mark on Postojna.