Wednesday, March 21, 2012
Twice a Stranger - Mass Expulsions that Forged Modern Greece and Turkey
Twice a Stranger -
Mass Expulsions that Forged
Modern Greece and Turkey
by Bruce Clark
Published 2006 by Harvard University Press, Cambridge, Mass.
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49 names mentioned in this book
Table of Contents
Synopsis from the dust jacket
I have done my best to transcribe this information accurately. If you would like to locate this book, I suggest you work with your local library. The library can usually locate the book and get it for you through an inter-library loan. I have found my local librarian to be very helpful.
49 NAMES MENTIONED IN THIS BOOK
Efthyvoulis (References Efthyvoulis boys)
Eleftheriades, Nisan (Nikolaos)
Filippidis, Chrysanthos (Orthodox Metropolitan)
Fostiropoulos, Constantine (Costas)
Karavangelis, Germanos (Bishop)
Metaxakis, Meletios (Archbishop)
Papadopoulos, Michael (Excerpt from interview with Centre for Asia Minor Studies)
Politis, Nikolaos (Greek Foreign Minister)
Zariphis (Family of Greek Bankers)
TABLE OF CONTENTS
Ayvalik and its ghosts
The road to Lausanne
Lost brothers, lost sisters: from Samsun to Drama
Who goes, who stays: the Lausanne bargain
Hidden faiths, hidden ties: the fate of Ottoman Trebizond
Out of Constantinople
Saying farewell to Salonika: the Muslims sail away
Adapting to Anatolia
The pursuit of clarity
The price of success
Bibliography, sources and methodology
Following is the synopsis from the dust jacket:
“It was a massive, yet little-known landmark in modern history: in 1923, after a long war over the future of the Ottoman world, nearly two million citizens of Turkey or Greece were moved across the Aegean, expelled from their homes because they were the ‘wrong’ religion.
Orthodox Christians were deported from Turkey to Greece, Muslims from Greece to Turkey. This had some bizarre results: Greek-speaking Muslims from Crete were shipped to Turkey, while Turkish-speaking Christians were deported to Greece.
At the time, world statesmen hailed the transfer as a solution to the problem of minorities who could not co-exist. Both governments saw the exchange as a chance to create societies where a single culture prevailed. And since 1923, the exchange has been invoked by advocates of ethnic separation, from the Balkans to South Asia.
But how did the people who crossed the Aegean feel about this exercise in ethnic engineering, and how did they come to terms with their new homelands? Bruce Clark’s fascinating account of these turbulent events draws on new archival research in both Greece and Turkey, and interviews with some of the surviving refugees who lived through those years, allowing some of the people involved to speak for themselves for the first time.”