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30 April 2007



Thank you!


Na se kala. Thanks for the link.

stavros stavridis

These are very good photos of Pontian-Greeks showing the men armed to the teeth. They were prepared to defend themselves from the marauding bands of Topal Osman responsible for many Pontian-Greeks deaths.Topal Osman also burnt the villages where Pontian-Greeks lived in the Pontus region of Asia Minor.
The woman looks very elegant.

stavros stavridis

All of us of Greek origin ,irrespective if we live in Australia, USA or Canada have an moral obligation to ensure our children learn about the Hellenic Genocide. Furthermore those of you who live in America, tell your elected officials that you expect the US Congress to recognise the Hellenic Genocide.After all you can vote them out of office.

If we all do our small bit, then we have a chance of achieving great things in getting our Genocide recognised by the US Government and the international community.
The beginning will be difficult but we must all try to play our part. The Hellenic Genocide belongs to all of us and we have a moral duty to preserve the memories of those who perished in the dark days of 1916-23.

Otherwise the deniers and their minions will win out at the end. We should follow the example of our Armenian friends who persist, persist and persist over their Genocide.
We can learn from them. Thanks for reading my post.

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