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Kidričevo is a town and a municipality near Ptuj in NE Slovenia and formerly called Strnišče, but was renamed after WWII in honor of Boris Kidrič, the first president of the Slovenian government, when Slovenia was part of Yugoslavia. Traditionally, the area was part of the Lower Styria region. The municipality is now in the Podravje statistical region. The town is industrialized and best known for the aluminium smelting factory Talum.

"At Kidricevo, a few kilometers from Ptuj, W.W.I military cemetery has a few remaining gravestones. One stone with a Mogen David and Decalogue commemorates Isidor Lowy, who died August 1916." Source: Jewish Monuments in Slovenia. Gruber, Ruth Ellen and Samuel D. Jewish Heritage Research Center: November 1996. The US Commission for the Preservation of America's Heritage Abroad.

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