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Cleomene Aridjis migrated from Greece to the Netherlands in the 1920's and found work in a cigarette factory in Bilthoven. But this job was not rewarding for the audacious Aridjis. With a 625 liter... [Item of the Day]
At the end of 1911 the Balkans are on the eve of a war. It is clear that Turkey is losing power and various countries prey on its remains. Tiny Greece is eager to expand in the north, towards Thrace... [Item of the Day]
A military junta led by Georgios Papadopoulos seized power in Greece on 21 April 1967. The new ‘national-Greek’ regime interned its alleged opponents. The composer Mikis Theodorakis (*1925), accused... [Item of the Day]
In March and April 1964 severe fighting between Greeks and Turks on Cyprus broke out. The Cypriot government decided to establish a National Guard to maintain order. The Turks, however, thought the... [Item of the Day]
After the liberation of Greece from the Nazis, a civil war started between the communists and the official government. On 12 February 1945, truce was signed between the (communist) ELAS guerillas and... [Item of the Day]