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BOZAR LITERATURE presents a rare encounter with the 101-year old Slovenian author from Trieste Boris Pahor. Born in 1913 in Trieste he was a privileged witness of the twentieth century. During his youth he saw how the Slovenian community in his hometown suffered at the hands of Italian fascists. During WWII he was deported as a member of the resistance to various concentration camps, including Natzweiler, Dachau and Mittelbau-Dora. He recounts these experiences in his novels, such as Necropolis (1966) and was nominated for the Nobel Prize for Literature on various occasions. Pahor will discuss his life and his work with Jean-Louis Mignot, the former Belgian ambassador to Slovenia.