Directory of Ottoman Greek refugees

The following directories were published in Athens in 1928 by the Epitropi Apokatastaseos Prosfygon and contain a list of Greek refugees that were expelled from their homelands in the former Ottoman Empire (today's Tukey). The names are classed as 'rural' which means they either came from rural areas or were settled in rural areas in Greece.


Ανεφορίτσα εν τόνεμαν είνος χορού τη Πόντονος, ασην Γαλίαιναν τη Τραπεζούντας. Η ανεφορίτσαν εν αμόν τη σερανίτσαν άμα με μονό τικ (δύο τριαρόπα σον τόπον) και χορέυνατον σε κλειστόν κύκλον. Οι χορευτάδες πιάσκουνταν ασα παλάμες και λυγίζνε τ' αγκώνασατουν.

Black Sea: A Naval Officer's Near East Experience

Arthur D. Murray was Lieutenant Commander of the US Navy during the Greek Genocide and witnessed the massacre of Greeks, Armenians and Assyrians. While he never called it genocide, he knew what it was. Murray was the only US military officer to give an eyewitness account regarding the atrocities surrounding Greek death marches during the Greco-Turkish war and his testimony is..

Η Μαύρη Βίβλος 1922: Γιάννη Καψή

The Black Book 1922. By Giannis Kapsis.
Publisher Livanis. Pages 318.
The Black Book of Giannis Kapsis comprises eye-witness testimonies of the surivors of the Greek Genocide as well as other documents.

The Romeyka project

The Romeyka project aims at documenting Romeyka, an endangered Greek variety spoken in north-East Turkey, on which very little is known and whose investigation is of extreme urgency because of the small number of native speakers who acquire it as a first language. The project is sponsored by Cambridge and Princeton Universities and the British Academy.

Το κορίτσι απ' τη Σαμψούντα

Η Καλλιόπη πίστευε μέχρι τα εννιά της χρόνια πως το χειρότερο που της είχε τάξει η ζωή ήταν τα παράξενα μάτια της, για τα οποία την κορόιδευαν οι συμμαθήτριές της στο Παρθεναγωγείο, επειδή δε γινόταν να γνωρίζει πόσα άλλα της είχε αυτή γραμμένα. Γεννημένη αρχές του 20ού αιώνα στη Σαμψούντα, θα βιώσει τις λευκές πορείες θανάτου και εξορίες από τους Νεότουρκους κι αργότερα τις αγριότητες του Κεμάλ.

33ου Φεστιβάλ Ποντιακών Χορών Νεολαίας

Φρακγφούρτη 11.06.2014 |«Χορεύοντας αγκαλιάζουμε τη ζωή» ήταν το σύνθημα του 33ου Φεστιβάλ Ποντιακών Χορών Νεολαίας της Ομοσπονδίας Συλλόγων Ελλήνων Ποντίων στην Ευρώπη (Ο.Σ.Ε.Π.Ε.) που πραγματοποιήθηκε στην πόλη του Λεβερκούζεν το Σάββατο 7 Ιουνίου 2014.

Comparing Genocide: Jews and Ottoman Greeks

We are all familiar with the mass extermination of Jews during the Second World War.  But are we familiar with the extermination of 1.5 million Greeks during the period 1914-1923 in the Ottoman Empire (today’s Turkey)? How can one genocide be so well known, yet another go virtually unnoticed? 

Five Years in Turkey

Otto Liman von Sanders (1855 - 1929) will always be associated with the Dardanelles campaign in which he commanded the Turkish Fifth Army, the army that defended Gallipoli, defeated the allied invasion and, after a campaign lasting some eight months (April-December 1915) forced the Allies to give up and withdraw.

Sofia Dimarhos

This family history of Sofia Dimarhos documents oral history passed down to Sofia by her mother, Maria.  I have enhanced this oral history with published historical information located predominantly in the Notes section. Sofia’s family history tragically reminds us of the hardships endured by Pontic Greeks from the northeast portion of Turkey (Pontos) at the hands of the Ottoman Turks in the early 20th century. 




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