The discussion engages with the experience of violence in totalitarian systems as presented in the works of Slovenian woman literary authors and publicists. It focuses on the works of Angela Vode, Alma Karlin, Maja Haderlap and Angela Piskernik, all of whom were exposed to violence during internment in concentration camps. The texts reveal the experience of physical and psychological violence during World War II, as well as the role and position of women in the Nazi and Communist periods. A special place is assigned to the literary text Skriti spomin (Hidden Memory) by Angela Vode, who lived through the repression of both totalitarian regimes: Nazism and Communism. With the novel Engel des Vergessens (The Angel of Oblivion), Maja Haderlap draws attention to the interculturalism expressed in the traumatic history of the Carinthian Slovenes during World War II.