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…

Greek fighters--perhaps blackshirts. Despite daunting odds, Greek rebels are fierce.

Greeks and Greek-Americans will host the Commemoration of the Pontian-Greek Genocide on Friday May 2014 at pm at the Greek Press and

Pontic Greek women of Pontus

Traditional woman dress from North Anatolia -Turkey (Black Sea-Trabzon)…

Pontic Greek women of Pontus

Traditional festive costumes of the 'Rum' (Greek-Orthodox)inhabitants from Trebizonde/Trabzon (eastern Black Sea coast).

Pontic Greek women of Pontus

Traditional festive costumes of the 'Rum' (Greek-Orthodox) inhabitants from the…

Pontic Greek women of Pontus

Pontic Greek women of Pontus

Pontian Greek ladies costume

Traditional festive costumes of the Greek-Orthodox inhabitants from the Pontos region (Black Sea coast and hinterland).

Pontic Greek women of Pontus

Pontic Greek women of Pontus

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Ladies

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