By Loring M. Danforth,Riki Van Boeschoten

At the peak of the Greek Civil battle in 1948, thirty-eight thousand youngsters have been evacuated from their houses within the mountains of northern Greece. The Greek Communist celebration relocated 1/2 them to orphanages in japanese Europe, whereas their adversaries within the nationwide govt positioned the remaining in children’s houses somewhere else in Greece. some extent of competition through the chilly battle, this debatable episode maintains to gas tensions among Greeks and Macedonians and inside Greek society itself. Loring M. Danforth and Riki Van Boeschoten current right here for the 1st time a accomplished examine of the 2 evacuation courses and the lives of the kids they endlessly transformed.

Marshalling archival documents, oral histories, and ethnographic fieldwork, the authors examine the evacuation method, the political clash surrounding it, the children’s upbringing, and their fates as adults bring to an end from their mom and dad and their native land. additionally they supply voice to seven refugee childrens who poignantly recount their adolescence reports and heroic efforts to build new lives in diaspora groups during the international. A much-needed corrective to earlier ancient debts, Children of the Greek Civil War is additionally a looking out exam of the iconic results of displacement at the lives of refugee children.

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