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The Promised Journey: Pontus - Kefalonia
by Sophia Kappatos
The Byzantine Monuments and Topography of the Pontos
An extensive work on the monuments and topography of Pontos by Anthony Bryer
Waiting for the Clouds
A true story based on George Andreadis' book Tamama now on DVD.
THE PONTIC LYRA
Amisos, otherwise known as Samsunta by the Greeks, is today’s Samsun
L'extermination des Chrétiens d'Orient
French book published in Paris in 1922, with information on deportations and massacres of Christians in Turkey
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Why are some genocides prominently remembered while others are ignored, hidden, or denied? Consider the Turkish campaign denying the Armenian genocide, followed by the Armenian movement to recognize the violence.
Following the capitulation of Germany and the Ottoman Empire (Turkey) in the First World War, an armistice was signed on October 30, 1918, at the port of Mudros. Ten days after the signing, the British along with the French and Italians took control of Constantinople.
Michail Angelou was born in 1882 in Kiouplia in the Bithynia region of Asia Minor (current day Turkey). He married Argyro Gounaris with whom he had 2 children. He studied pharmacy in Constantinople and opened a pharmacy business in his home village.
Saint Anne of Trebizond (Grk: Άγια Άννα) is one of the oldest known surviving churches in Trebizond. It is built outside the city’s walls and is situated in the eastern suburb of the city, less than 100m south of St Basil.
Amisos, otherwise known as Samsunta by the Greeks, is today’s Samsun, a city situated on the western shoreline of Pontus, in today’s Turkey. The name Samsunta is derived from Amisos; Eis Amison (towards Amisos) -> s’Amison -> s’Amson -> Samsun.
An anti-racism bill was recently passed in the Greek Parliament and surprisingly there was no mention of the Greek and Armenian Genocides while the denial of the Jewish Holocaust has now become punishable.
French book, published anonymously in Paris in 1922, with information on deportations and massacres of Christians in Turkey, both Armenians and Greeks. The book is subtitled "Faits, documents et témoignages anglais et américains [Facts, Documents and Testimonies of British and Americans]...
Published in 1988, this 8 volume encyclopedia contains thousands of years of history, folklore, customs, traditions, culture as well as the social and economic life of the Greeks of Pontus, from antiquity to the present day.
Harry Tsirkinidis was born in 1938 in Lekani Kavala in Greece. His parents were refugees from Pontus, Asia Minor. He grew up during the German occupation of Greece during WW2 and the Greek Civil wars of 1946-49.