Pontian Greeks ΠΟΝΤΟΣ

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.
Πόντος - Κότσαρι

Πόντος - Κότσαρι

Stunning dance of the Greeks of the Black Sea (Pontians) descending directly form an ancient Greek war dance (PYRRHIC DANCE (ΠΥΡΡΙΧΙΟΣ ΧΟΡΟΣ), Olympic Games - Athens, 2004

Stunning dance of the Greeks of the Black Sea (Pontians) descending directly form an ancient Greek war dance (PYRRHIC DANCE (ΠΥΡΡΙΧΙΟΣ ΧΟΡΟΣ), Olympic Games - Athens, 2004

My Greek Odyssey: A Pontian Photo Album

My Greek Odyssey: A Pontian Photo Album

Pontian woman and child

Pontian woman and child

music always soothes the savage breast

music always soothes the savage breast

Santeos: ΑΝΕΞΑΡΤΗΤΟΣ ΠΟΝΤΟΣ

Santeos: ΑΝΕΞΑΡΤΗΤΟΣ ΠΟΝΤΟΣ

Πόντιοι πρός την εξορία

Πόντιοι πρός την εξορία

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 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.

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