The presentation will explore the matter of citizenship in Venezia Giulia and Slovenia after WWI. The Paris Peace Agreements and subsequent treaties did not establish clear legal guidelines for individuals in the former Austro-Hungarian territories that became part of Italy after World War I. This lack of clarity resulted in numerous cases of people who were unable to obtain Italian citizenship, despite having lived in these regions for extended periods, or even from birth. The paper aims to reconstruct the characteristics of these individuals, with a particular emphasis on issues related to nationality, social status, and, most importantly, gender.


Ana Cergol Paradiž