LJUTA AFTER THE SECOND WORLD WAR
Upon the creation of the Second Yugoslavia, the communist authorities were not supportive of private ownership. The state also determined unfavorable prices for grinding, which caused additional dissatisfaction of the millers.
This is what Jele, the daughter of the miller Ivo Pišta, wrote in August of 1946 in her diary: I am very disturbed. No wonder. This morning, the millers will go to the city to protest about the low prices for the milling services. Finally they all agreed to go, but could not since the car would not start. An unfortunate case occured. A murder at the foot of the Village of Pridvorje. Awful that it could happen in Konavle. What has Konavle become? But still, it is impossible, a man from Konavle couldn’t have done it. "
Also, a policy was systematically implemented of destroying the village as a result of industrialization, having as a consequence a sudden reduction in cereal production. The construction of two hydroelectric power plants at the end of the 1950s further jeopardized the work of the mills. One after another, the mills stopped working. In 1972, four of them were still functioning, while today only two are still in operation and can be visited.