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By Loring M. Danforth

At the peak of the Greek Civil conflict in 1948, thirty-eight thousand youngsters have been evacuated from their houses within the mountains of northern Greece. The Greek Communist occasion relocated 1/2 them to orphanages in jap Europe, whereas their adversaries within the nationwide govt put the remainder in children’s houses somewhere else in Greece. some extent of rivalry in the course of the chilly struggle, this debatable episode maintains to gasoline tensions among Greeks and Macedonians and inside Greek society itself. Loring M. Danforth and Riki Van Boeschoten current right here for the 1st time a entire research of the 2 evacuation courses and the lives of the kids they perpetually transformed.

Marshalling archival documents, oral histories, and ethnographic fieldwork, the authors research the evacuation strategy, the political clash surrounding it, the children’s upbringing, and their fates as adults bring to a halt from their mom and dad and their native land. additionally they provide voice to seven refugee little ones who poignantly recount their formative years studies and heroic efforts to build new lives in diaspora groups through the international. A much-needed corrective to earlier old bills, Children of the Greek Civil War can also be a looking out exam of the iconic results of displacement at the lives of refugee children.

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