The series documents in a moving way the difficulties faced by thousands of refugees from the moment they settled in their new homeland. It presents the conditions of life in their new homeland, the difficult living conditions, their integration into local communities, how their lives changed, and how they went from being pointed at with disdain, to becoming prominent members of the societies where they began to create their new lives. The series presents a travelogue to the geographical areas of northern Greece where most of the refugee populations settled: Orestiada, Alexandroupoli, Komotini, Xanthi, Kavala, Drama, Serres, Kilkis, Thessaloniki, Giannitsa, Florina, Ptolemaida, Katerini, Kastoria, Kozani, and Volos. In all these areas, history is recorded through testimonies, unpublished photographs, and evidence.
«Thessaloniki» (Part 1)
Thessaloniki, which was rightly characterized by Giorgos Ioannou as the “Capital of Refugees”, was the place where the largest percentage of Greek refugees settled, but also passed through until permanently relocating elsewhere.
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