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By Loring M. Danforth,Riki Van Boeschoten

At the peak of the Greek Civil conflict in 1948, thirty-eight thousand youngsters have been evacuated from their houses within the mountains of northern Greece. The Greek Communist get together relocated half them to orphanages in jap Europe, whereas their adversaries within the nationwide govt positioned the remainder in children’s houses in other places in Greece. some degree of competition through the chilly warfare, this arguable episode keeps to gasoline 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 finished examine of the 2 evacuation courses and the lives of the youngsters they eternally transformed.

Marshalling archival files, oral histories, and ethnographic fieldwork, the authors research the evacuation approach, 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 youngsters who poignantly recount their adolescence reviews and heroic efforts to build new lives in diaspora groups during the global. A much-needed corrective to past ancient bills, Children of the Greek Civil War can also be a looking exam of the long-lasting results of displacement at the lives of refugee children.

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