Eine halbe Millionen Griechen wurde im osmanischen Reich massakriert

Mit dem Ausbruch des Ersten Weltkriegs, und dem Genozid an den Armeniern und Assyrern, began auch die erste Repressionswelle gegen die Griechen im Osmanischen Reich.

Belegt sind Massendeportationen und Morde an Griechen im Jahre 1916. Türkische Behörden verschleiern gar nicht, daß die gewaltsamen Massaker an der griechischen Bevölkerung nach dem gleichen Szenario angezettelt wurden wie der Genozid an den Armeniern.

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Elder Arsenios Spileotis (1886-1983) [with many pictures]

by Monk Joseph of Dionysiou Monastery

Elder Arsenios Spileotis (1886-1983), fellow struggler for more than 40 years with Saint Elder Joseph the Hesychast ( 1897-1959)

It is not easy to describe in a few pages the life and works of a great ascetic of the might of blessed Elder Arsenios. He was born in Pontos. While still young he was burning with Holy zeal. He decided to leave his country and walk from Russia to Constantinoupole and from there to the Holy Land, where he served at the Holy Sepulchre and at other Holy places for almost ten years.

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Armenian and Greek American activists of New York City, outraged over McMahon’s efforts to profit from vote against Genocide resolution

NEW YORK— The Cyprus Action Network of America (CANA) picketed Congressman Michael McMahon’s (D-NY-13) March 27th Turkish fundraiser in New York. Activists and community members of local Greek-American groups are outraged that McMahon accepts Turkish blood money. The Armenian National Committee of America (ANCA) has issued a press release and a grassroots you tube video covering this action. The ANCA has participated in the Greek-Cypriot July 20th demonstrations outside the Turkish Embassy in Washington DC to mark the criminal Turkish invasion of Cyprus. Armenian ANCA activists have also been very active in Pontian Greek Genocide recognition, joining several lectures with George Mavropoulos of the Pontian Greek Society in Chicago on genocide recognition, including a joint event in San Diego at the National Council for the Social Studies in Dec. 07 on the «Forgotten Genocides.»

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Annual Academic Conference on the Asia Minor Catastrophe

The Hellenic League of America, HLA is proud to announce this year’s annual Academic Conference on the Asia Minor Catastrophe, hosted by the Pontian Greek Society of Chicago, on Saturday November 7th, 2009. The event, which is co-sponsored by the Pan-Pontian Federation of USA & Canada, the Hellenic Link-Midwest and the Federation of Hellenic American Organizations ‘Enosis’, will focus on the experiences of Ottoman Hellenes living in Asia Minor, Pontos, and Eastern Thrace during the Hellenic Genocide. A follow-up to last year’s Conference, which addressed several important issues dealing with the struggle for recognition of our Genocide. For more information concerning this year’s conference please visit the Pontian Greek Society of Chicago’s web site [http://ww.pontiangreeks.org]

Conference registration documents and program and the letter from the Pan-Pontian Federation USA , can also be downloaded from the HLA homepage, please see URL link at the very top above for online copy of this press release. Διαβάστε τη συνέχεια του άρθρου »

HELLENIC ACTIVISTS FIGHT FOR JUSTICE FOR TURKEY’s CRIMES

For Immediate Release: September 21, 2009

NEW YORK—On the weekend of September 19th-20th activists of the Hellenic League of America (HLA) and The Cyprus Action Network of America (CANA) stood in support of Justice for Turkey’s Genocidal Crimes by joining the “Justice, Not Protocols” demonstration on Saturday September 19th outside the Permanent Mission to the United Nations in New York City, and participating in ‘The 87th Anniversary of the Greek Holocaust’ in Brooklyn, New York on Sunday September 20, 2009.

For over 10 years now the small Three Hierarchs Greek Orthodox Church of Brooklyn New York has been holding a Memorial Service for the victims of the Hellenic Genocide. Organized by Archon Deputatos and Basilios Theodosakis, this year’s small commemoration entitled ‘The 87th Anniversary of the Greek Holocaust’ featured such guest speakers as Ioannis Fidanakis, President of Panthracian Union of America “Orpheus”, Dimitris Molohidis, General Secretary of the Pan-Pontian Federation , and Professor Michael Stratis. Διαβάστε τη συνέχεια του άρθρου »