Reconstruction of the Monument after the flood of September 2007
Owing to a disastrous flood that occurred on 18 September 2007, the Franja Partisan Hospital was almost entirely destroyed. Its complete reconstruction followed, and was finally concluded in May 2010. Initially, the hinterland of the gorge had to be protected in order to prevent the recurrence of any similar disasters. Based on previously prepared drawings and documents, the cabins and auxiliary facilities were then restored, copies of objects were made, and substitute specimens acquired. The funds needed for its reconstruction were provided by the Republic of Slovenia, the Municipality of Cerkno, other local communities and numerous individuals, Slovenian associations of National Liberation War combatants, associations of disabled war veterans, public institutions and societies in the fields of culture, sports and health care, as well as elementary and secondary schools across Slovenia and in neighbouring countries. Numerous individuals made contributions within the scope of a fundraising theatrical-television production that was broadcast live by RTV Slovenia in cooperation with the Kosovel Centre in Sežana. In Italy, substantial funds were raised by subscribers to the Primorski dnevnik daily newspaper, the members and sympathizers of the ANPI veterans' organisation and the CGIL trade union, and in Austria by the Association of Carinthian Partisans in Klagenfurt. Our sincere thanks to all. Through our joint efforts, we have restored a priceless monument and preserved this place of remembrance that conveys an important message and symbolic meaning.
Video clips of the monument's reconstruction: