Friday, April 8, 2016

The Kayaköy village in Turkey – abandoned since 1922 and now preserved as a museum

Two more exiles phases followed in 1917 and 1918. In 1917, families were sent to villages near Denizli, such as Acıpayam, through forced march of fifteen days, consisting mainly of the elderly, women and children, who had remained in the area. During that death march, the roads were strewn with bodies of dead children and the elderly who succumbed to hunger and fatigue. The exiles of the next year were no less harsh. In September 1922, the few remaining Greeks of Livissi and Makri abandoned their homes and embarked on ships to Greece. Some of them founded Nea Makri (New Makri) in Attica.

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