Yiayia & Me
The story of Avramakis Chatzisavvas is a characteristic example of how a genealogical research case can shed light on less known aspects of a remarkable historical event, the 1821 Greek Revolution.
The younger generation, in general, seems not to know or even care about a historic event, the consequences of which are still visible today. The only solution is to rely on whatever, even indirect, “memory” is preserved and on historical study, in order to preserve the achievements of freedom and democracy for which those who are no longer with us fought.
Η μόνη λύση είναι να στηριχτούμε στην όποια, έστω έμμεση, “μνήμη” σώζεται, καθώς και στην ιστορική μελέτη, έτσι ώστε να διατηρήσουμε τα κεκτημένα της ελευθερίας και της δημοκρατίας για τα οποία αγωνίστηκαν αυτοί που τώρα δεν είναι κοντά μας.
A WWII hero’s grandson reconnects with his Greek heritage through poignant wartime letters, shedding light on a remarkable past.
July 24th, 2023, marked the centennial of the Treaty of Lausanne. This article aims to shed light on the historical context of that Treaty by studying newly digitized records of Asia Minor Greek refugees. The findings of the statistical analysis will enable us to visualize the geographical origins of the refugees and gain a deeper understanding of the history of Hellenism in Asia Minor.
This article explores milestones in Greek electoral history which shaped the trajectory of the nation in the 20th century.
This article explores milestones in Greek electoral history which have left an indelible mark and shaped the trajectory of the nation.
This article aims to shed more light on the history of Greek ocean liners, the ships that carried many of our ancestors to what was seen as the “Promised Land.”
By Maro Rempoutsika & Gregory Kontos In a notarial record signed on the island of Kythera in 1564, back when the island was under Venetian rule, we learn about the details of an adoption contract. In particular, a man named Georgis Maneas, agreed to accept a...
By George Zimmar The end of senior year was festive as I joined classmates to party. My parents had purchased a new 1955 Mercury sedan, with a blazing red and white two-tone color. Since my parents did not drive, I was charged with driving duties and used the car to...
By George Zimmar In my years at Hyde Park High School in Chicago, I was not a model student, as evidenced by my three expulsions: two for fist fights and one for smoking in the park across from the school. Hondo, the eagle-eyed cop, spied the canopy of cigarette smoke...
“We are goblins, we are out and about after normal hours, we want the lalagia, we take the children, give us the rooster or the hen, or we’ll break the door!”