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.
Costume of the Sarakatsani or Karakachani, Greece
Hello all, Today I will talk about the costume of a people called the Sarakatsani [in Greek] or Karakachani [in Bulgarian]. They are one of the peoples of the Balkans who were traditionally pastoral nomads. They traveled with their flocks from low winter pastures to high summer ones. They are found scattered over central and northern Greece, and also across the border into Macedonia, and Turkish and Bulgarian Thrace. They consider themselves to be pure Greek. They speak an archaic dialect of…
Crete in the 1950s: Amazing Photos by a Traveling French Photographer - The Pappas Post
From French photographer Claude Dervenn is a collection of beautiful black and white photographs of the Greek island of Crete in the 1950s. Agia Triada