Greek freedom fighters, May 19 is the day of remembrance of the Pontian Greek Genocide (1916-1923). Records kept mainly by priests show a minimum 350,000 Pontian Greeks exterminated by Turkish troops and Kurdish para-militaries. Other sources including foreign missionaries mention 500,000 deaths, most through deportation and forced marches into the Anatolian desert. Greek cities (Pafra, Samsous, Kerasous, and Trapezous) endured massacres and deportations that destroyed their populations.

Greek freedom fighters, May 19 is the day of remembrance of the Pontian Greek…

Greek fighters--perhaps blackshirts. Despite daunting odds, Greek rebels are fierce.

Greeks and Greek-Americans will host the Commemoration of the Pontian-Greek Genocide on Friday May 2014 at pm at the Greek Press and

Greek/pontian Genocide - Opinions Wanted! in Genocide - Γενοκτονία Forum

Portrait of a Greek (Pontos) insurgent in Costume of the people's militia, from the Giresun-Trabzon region.

Pontus or Pontos is a historical Greek designation for a region on the southern coast of the Black Sea, located in modern-day northeastern Turkey. The name was applied to the coastal region in antiquity by the Greeks who colonized the area, and derived from the Greek name of the Black Sea: Pontos Euxeinos ("Hospitable Sea"), or simply Pontos.

This exceptional collection of Pontian costumes was graciously modeled by the St. Nicholas Romiosini Dancers of Wilmington, North Carolina at the 2010 Hellenic Dance and Choral Festival in Orlando, Florida.

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Black Sea Greeks Genocide Focus of Conference In Brussels ~ HellasFrappe

May 19 is the day of remembrance the Pontian Greek Genocide (1915-1923 )

May 19 is the day of remembrance the Pontian Greek Genocide )


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