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Pontian Greek Genocide

May 19, Remembering the Pontian Greek Genocide

May 19 marks the remembrance of the Pontian Greek Genocide (1916-1923), one of the darkest moments in Greece’s history. Records kept mainly by priests show a minimum 350,000 Pontian Greeks exterminated by…

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May 19: Pontian Greek Genocide Remembrance Day

This year marks 100 years since the Pontian Genocide (1916-1923), one of the darkest moments in Greece’s history. Records kept mainly by priests show a minimum 350,000 Pontian Greeks exterminated by Turkish troops and Kurdish…

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Greek Independence Day Parade in Philadelphia

By Stamatina Mylonas On Sunday April 7th 2019, the Greek community and the city of Philadelphia celebrated the annual Greek Independence Day Parade. Organised by the Federation of Hellenic American Societies of Philadelphia…

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Mayor Boutaris says “Organised Fascists” attacked him

Thessaloniki’s Mayor Yannis Boutaris on Monday said those who attacked him during an event commemorating the Pontian Genocide on Saturday was by “organised fascists.” 75-year-old Boutaris was taken to hospital after being…

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Timeline of the Greek Pontian Genocide of 1914-1923

by Aggelos Skordas Pontus (Pontos), an ancient Greek word for “sea”, refers to the Black Sea and the surrounding coastal areas. Greek presence in Asia Minor dates as back as 1500 BC,…

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May 19: Remembrance of tragic Pontian Greek Genocide

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…

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