HISTORY

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SOCIETY

On Friday, June 10, 1921, anxious cries disturbed the peace in the spacious rooms and beautiful gardens of the palace of Mon Repo in Corfu. Princess Alice and Prince Andrew, members of the Greek and Danish royal families, were expecting their fifth child. Later that evening, Margarita, Theodora, Cecilia and Sofia welcomed their brother, Philip.


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WHAT'S ON

The American School of Classical Studies at Athens (ASCSA) has organized a virtual tour of its exhibition on“Ion Dragoumis: Between East and West – One Hundred Years After His Assassination.”


Helene Glykatzi when she was in the Greek Resistance in World War II.
HELENE GLYKATZI-AHRWEILER

One day, when she was a professor at the Sorbonne, she brought the wrong briefcase and walked into a sophomore class with teaching material for postgraduate students. She had to teach the class without any notes.

Andreas Papandreou (left) is seen with Toni and Monty Stearns in the 1960s.
BOOK

The chair at the Department of Economics of the University of California, Berkeley, Andreas Papandreou, his wife Margaret and their four children set sail from Piraeus in August 1960 on the Queen Frederica to return to the United States.


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NEWS

A day after Greece assumed the rotating presidency of the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance (IHRA), Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis on Friday affirmed the country’s commitment to the fight against racism and anti-Semitism. “Memory means empathy. We have an obligation in the present to educate [people] about the past,” Mitsotakis said in Parliament. “Education is the […]

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OPINION

The struggle at sea has always been tough and relentless. During my 35-year struggle, there were many times I was told I was not going to make it.

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OPINION

In March 1821, Venezuela entered the ninth year of its long battle for freedom. Greece, on the other side of the Western Hemisphere, rushed to raise the flag of the cross as a sign of its own revolution.



A section of the Archaic mass grave discovered in Faliro in southern Athens in March 2016, containing the remains of 79 people that were separated into three trenches and bound together at the wrists. [Ministry of Culture/ANA-MPA]
ARCHAEOLOGY

Drone footage released last April of mass graves being dug for thousands of victims of the novel coronavirus in New York shocked the world, but the area of Hart Island, east of the Bronx, has been used as a burial site since 1869 for the unclaimed and the indigent, as well as in the early 1980s for some of the earliest victims of AIDS and in 2008 during an influenza epidemic in the American metropolis.

A Greek family is seen on a bridge at the Evros River in northern Greece after being expelled from Istanbul in 1964.
HISTORY

Eleni was shocked to see the first page of the newspaper that morning, exactly 57 years ago today: “Some of the rights of the Greeks in Turkey have been canceled.”[1] She looked around and only saw concerned faces. Tatavla, the then almost exclusively Rum Polites neighborhood, was shaking with the possibility of their worst fears […]


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BICENTENNIAL

As with any major anniversary, the bicentennial of the outbreak of the 1821 Greek War of Independence invites fresh approaches in research and an expansion of our knowledge on this important event.