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Beneath the Olive Tree

(20) Comments | Posted September 4, 2012 | 11:44 AM

About three decades ago I was given a book of notebooks kept by women imprisoned during and after the civil war in Greece (1946-1949). These women had fought against the German occupation during WWII and were now persecuted by their own people for their political beliefs.

They dreamed of...

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The Greeks of Edremit

(268) Comments | Posted August 21, 2012 | 2:18 PM

Prior to the first world war, the Greeks of Edremit, including my parents and their brothers and sisters, fled the pogrom.

They made it to the ocean, but not before my father endured a critical experience in his life and received the last rites as they waited for the boats...

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