Athens, Greece, 1944 October the 12th is liberated from the German occupation. The poster at Syntagma sq. runs: "The shameful instruments of fascism deserve a double punishment. The people demand "people's courts". EAM" [=National Liberation Front]. Collaborationists found refuge at the newly arrived government and the Brirtish under pretext of willing to fight any EAM attempt to establish a leftist regime.

Athens, Greece, 1944 October the is liberated from the German occupation…

Photo of women, men and kanakares (firstborn girls) of Karpathos, Dodecanese, wearing local costumes. Early 20th century ©Peloponnesian Folklore Foundation, Nafplion, Greece

Photo of women, men and kanakares (firstborn girls) of Karpathos, Dodecanese, wearing local costumes.

Ελληνικό κατάστημα στην Σμύρνη.

Ελληνικό κατάστημα στην Σμύρνη.

Greek freedom fighters, May 19 is the day of remembrance of the Pontian Greek Genocide (1916-1923). Records kept mainly by priests show a minimum 350,000 Pontian Greeks exterminated by Turkish troops and Kurdish para-militaries. Other sources including foreign missionaries mention 500,000 deaths, most through deportation and forced marches into the Anatolian desert. Greek cities (Pafra, Samsous, Kerasous, and Trapezous) endured massacres and deportations that destroyed their populations.

Greek freedom fighters, May 19 is the day of remembrance of the Pontian Greek…

CORINTH GREECE - Peasants In Native Costume ca1900 Postcard

CORINTH GREECE - Peasants In Native Costume ca1900 Postcard

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