We invite you to a lecture entitled On the coast between Koper, Izola and Piran with a presentation of the two books on Wednesday, 10 May at 17.30 at the Kranjska Gora Library.
The Maritime Museum “Sergej Mašera” in Piran has a rich journalistic output. This time, Director Franco Juri and Museum Counsellor Dr Nadja Terčon, accompanied by guests, will present their latest bestsellers: Rex – the Myth from the Shallows and Sava and Jolanda, the first Slovenian and Yugoslavian seafarers.
Mitja Lamut will help to shed light on the story and memory of the famous Italian ocean liner REX, which ran aground between Izola and Koper during the Second World War, where it was shot down by the British Air Force, and whose shredded iron pieces were melted down at the Jesenice Ironworks to make high-quality steel, which was then used to help rebuild the Yugoslav economy and the homeland, and which also remains anchored in the collective memory of our towns and our people. The daughters of the two seafarers, Tamara Kaluža and Alida Mažer, will also participate in the presentation of the first two trained seafarers, Sava Kaluža and Jolanda Gruden, on women and the sea and the entry of Slovenian women into the traditional male world of the maritime profession. In this book dedicated to two pioneers of women’s seafaring in our country, we follow the fascinating life stories of two schoolmates, friends and seafarers, but above all the stories of two strong and resilient women who trained and served together (if only for a short time) in a distinctly masculine environment.