Greek refugees clamouring to escape Smyrna, September 1922. Κάπου μεσα στο πλήθος που προσπαθούσε να σωθεί ήταν και η μαμά μου 2 ετών τότε με την γιαγιά της Ευανθία ('εχασε τους γονείς της στήν καταστροφή). Ετσι κατατρεγμένοι απ όλους έφτασαν στην Ελλάδα (πρώτα στον Πειραιά) και μετά ξεκίνησε η ταλαιπωρία τους περιπλανώμενοι για 2 χρόνια μέχρι να φτάσουν τελικά στη Θεσσαλονίκη την φτωχομάννα.

Greek refugees clamouring to escape Smyrna, September 192

The Greek and Armenian quarters of Smyrna burnt to the ground by Turkish forces in September 1922. The Turkish and Jewish quarters were spared

Smyrna burnt to the ground.Armenian and Greek massacre/genocide, September

Cosmopolitan Smyrna burns in the background as refugees desperately board boats to flee the massacre which ensued

Cosmopolitan Smyrna burns in the background as refugees desperately board boats to flee the massacre which ensued

Refugee children from Asia Minor in Greece

Refugee children from Asia Minor in Greece

Refugees from the interior of Asia Minor await to board ships at the port of Smyrna. It is worth noting there are only old men, women and children, all males between the ages of 15-60 having been sent into the interior and massacred. (August 1922).

Refugees from the interior of Asia Minor await to board ships at the port of Smyrna. It is worth noting there are only old men, women and children, all males between the ages of having been sent into the interior and massacred.

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