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Greek Professor Presents New Book On Asia Minor Catastrophe

Earlier this week, the Danish Institute in Athens, Greece, hosted a presentation event for a book written by Greek Professor of Clinical Psychology at the University of Copenhagen Libby Tata Arcel, entitled “Me to Diogmo stin Psychi” (The Persecution in the...

Smyrna Catastrophe: Genocide of Greeks in Asia Minor Remembered

Today marks 99 years since the Catastrophe of Smyrna, when Greeks were forced to flee the city due to a fire set by Turkish forces.

The Day Greeks of Smyrna Welcomed the Hellenic Fleet in Asia Minor

On May 14, 1919, thousands of Greeks of Smyrna wore their best clothes and rushed to the city's seafront to get a glimpse of the Hellenic Navy. On that day, what had been for centuries the Greek metropolis in...

The Destruction of Smyrna: When Hellenism was Brutally Erased from Asia Minor

September 12, 1922 marks one of the darkest days of Hellenism, as Smyrna, one of the most prosperous and beautiful cities on the Mediterranean coast of Asia Minor, was destroyed by the Turks, sending hundreds of thousands of Greeks...

The Japanese Ship that Saved Greeks During the Smyrna Catastrophe

The story of the Japanese ship that saved Armenians and Greeks from genocide after the Smyrna Catastrophe was the theme of a Tokyo lecture.

Greek Students Travel To Asia Minor Past

Second-grade students of the Second General Lyceum of Eleftherio-Kordelio, a city in northwest Thessaloniki, started a research in September 2012 trying to collect as much information as possible on the period before and after the Asia Minor Catastrophe and...

Muslim Minority of Western Thrace Asks for Modern Greek History to be Rewritten

The self-called Advisory Committee of the Turkish Minority of Western Thrace sent a controversial and provocative letter to the Ministry of Education asking for a change in the chapter on the Asia Minor catastrophe included in the elementary history...

Sofia Vembo, the Singer of Greek Victory

Sofia Vembo – The famous Greek singer of the 20th century, became synonymous with the epic Greek victories against the fascist Italian troops in 1940 and 1941 during the Greco-Italian war along the Albanian front. Born in Gallipoli in Asia...

What if the Greeks Hadn’t Said “Oxi” on October 28, 1940?

"Oxi Day," on October 28th, is a Greek national holiday, but it's establishment as such is not without its share of criticism, as there are those who argue that it commemorates the country's entry into a war instead of...

Greek Mariners Fought the Axis Powers Long Before OXI Day

Greek mariners had been saying “Oxi” (no) to the Axis powers pretty much since the start of World War Two in 1939. On October 28, Greeks around the world celebrate Oxi Day, commemorating the Greek government’s decision to resist the...

Common Words in the Greek and Turkish Language

There are over three hundred Turkish words that are used daily in the Greek language. This is not surprising given the fact that Greeks were under Ottoman occupation for four hundred years. The period of Ottoman rule was a dark...

The History of Feminism in Greece

While there were some proto-feminists in ancient Greece, feminism as a movement began in Greece in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries when women across the US and Europe began fighting for their rights. Women from the US, UK, and Ireland...

Touching Papadopoulos Cookies Ad Goes Viral in Greece

A touching advertisement for Papadopoulos cookies which was created in honor of the company's 100th anniversary has gone viral on social media in Greece. For many Greeks, cookies are synonymous with Papadopoulos, as the country has created some of the...

Prince Philip, Consort of Queen Elizabeth, Dies at 99

Prince Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh and consort of the Queen of England Elizabeth II, passed away early Friday morning at the age of 99 at Windsor Castle. There was no official statement as to the cause of his...

Greeks Remember Genocide of Their Ancestors in Pontus

Every year on May 19 Pontic Greeks commemorate one of the darkest pages in Hellenic history, as the date will forever be connected to the genocide of their ancestors at the hands of the Turks. The Pontic Genocide cost 353,000...