By Loring M. Danforth,Riki Van Boeschoten

ISBN-10: 0226135985

ISBN-13: 9780226135984

ISBN-10: 0226135993

ISBN-13: 9780226135991

At the peak of the Greek Civil conflict in 1948, thirty-eight thousand young children have been evacuated from their houses within the mountains of northern Greece. The Greek Communist get together relocated 1/2 them to orphanages in jap Europe, whereas their adversaries within the nationwide executive positioned the remaining in children’s houses in other places in Greece. some degree of rivalry throughout the chilly warfare, this arguable episode maintains to gas tensions among Greeks and Macedonians and inside of Greek society itself. Loring M. Danforth and Riki Van Boeschoten current right here for the 1st time a accomplished research of the 2 evacuation courses and the lives of the youngsters they without end transformed.

Marshalling archival documents, oral histories, and ethnographic fieldwork, the authors learn the evacuation technique, 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 fatherland. additionally they provide voice to seven refugee young children who poignantly recount their early life studies and heroic efforts to build new lives in diaspora groups during the international. A much-needed corrective to earlier ancient debts, Children of the Greek Civil War can be a looking out exam of the long-lasting results of displacement at the lives of refugee children.

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