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Click HERE for our October-November 2016 Newsletter

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October 16

Documentary Screening:

The Sacking of Phocaea

This award winning film is about the destruction of the town of Phocaea in Asia Minor and the expulsion of its Greek inhabitants by Turkish paramilitary troops in June 1914. The film is the result of recently discovered material of the French engineer/archaeologist Felix Sartieux who was working in the region and witnessed the events. Sartieux was also instrumental in saving many lives of the expelled Greeks. The film is based on his notes and photos, as well as on interviews with researchers, historians, and descendants of survivors.

HLM Donates a DELL pc to the Library of Myki in Thrace, Greece

One victim of the current deep economic crisis in Greece are the 28 libraries operated by the Organization of Children Libraries funded by the Greek government and private donations. The Greek Ministry of Education has terminated the operation of these libraries. One of them is the library at the village of Myki, the only Greek library in the very sensitive area of Thrace inhabited mainly by Greek Pomacs (Muslim Greeks). The funding for the operation of the Myki library was cut despite strong protest by the people of Myki, by the Forum of Hellenic Professors and PhDs,and by many others. Currently the library operates one day a week thanks to thenunpaid service of its dedicated librarian.

In June 2011, HellenicLink–Midwest donated to the Myki library a DELL personal computer, while the Hellenic Electronic Center also donated another DELL pc, and others donated a table, chairs and materials used by the children to write, draw and for educational games. Most of the money used for the purchase of the DELL pc by HLM came from an anonymous donation.

Click here for a copy of the appreciation letter that we received from Mr. Tachtaloglou, deputy principal ofthe public school of the village of Myki.

The Blight of Asia By G. Horton

The long out of print book, "THE BLIGHT OF ASIA", was published in 1926 in the USA and written by the American General Consul in Smyrna in 1922, who was an eye witness of all the perils of that city and of its Christian inhabitants. This testimony comes from a high-ranking American diplomat, who served in this capacity in that part of the world for about 30 years, and was therefore a knowledgeable and impartial source. You can now read it online or download it, thanks to S. Georgiadis, a Rear Admiral of the Hellenic Navy (Ret).

The Blight of Asia - book cover
Events, News, and Announcements of Interest to The Community

Greece: Secrets of the Past - The scheduled shows at the Museum of Science and Industry have been completed. Information about the show can be found on the above link and you can download the Teacher's Guide in pdf format.

Museum of Science and Industry - Greek program

Was Columbus Greek?


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