Between the years 1914-1923 the Ottoman Empire instigated a violent campaign of persecution against its ethnic Greek minority. By 1923, upwards of 1 million Ottoman Greeks were victims to one of the first genocides of the 20th century. This campaign is known as the Greek Genocide.
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Greek genocide is the term used by modern genocide scholars for the violent campaign instigated by the government of the Ottoman Empire against the Greek population of the Empire during World War I and its aftermath
AIDIN A VAST SEPULCHRE. CITY HAS LAIN IN RUINS SINCE TURKISH MASSACRES OF 1919. The New York Times, 29 August 1921. http://greek-genocide.net/index.php/bibliography/newspapers/216-29-aug-1921-aidin-a-vast-sepulchre-new-york-times
On this day (Aug 3) in 1973, Elias Venezis (Mellos) passed away. Born in 1904 in Ayvalik (Κυδωνιες) Asia Minor, Venezis wrote the autobiographical novel "To Noumero 31328: The book of slavery" which details his experience on a death march into the Turkish interior during the Greek Genocide. http://greek-genocide.net/index.php/bibliography/books/190-to-noumero-31328