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This presentation will be about the child refugees from the Greek Civil War of 1946-1949. Their story is not very well known, yet it is perhaps one of the saddest events in human history. This topic ...

This presentation will be about the child refugees from the Greek Civil War of 1946-1949. Their story is not very well known, yet it is perhaps one of the saddest events in human history. This topic greatly interests me because it involves minorities that are persecuted in Greece.

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    • 1948
    • Child Political Refugees from the Greek Civil War are sent to Hungary. 28, 000 children were divided from their families.
    • (1946-1949) 1946-1949 66,000 500,000 31, 632 21, 853
    • Population of Macedonians in northern Greece Pre-Ousted Population (pre-1912) Ousted Population (1912-1990) Human Rights estimate in 2001 Greek estimate in 2001 0 100,000 200,000 300,000 400,000 500,000 600,000 700,000
    • Upon attempting to visit their family and their homes, 300 child political refugees were told that their cities or villages did not exist. They were prevented entry into Greece, a democratic country, because they called their places of birth by their native tongue—Macedonian. Greece tongue— refuses to acknowledge the existence of ethnic minorities within its borders, clinging to the idea of a “93% ethnically pure nation” (CIA World Factbook). Factbook). All neighbouring states have substantial ethnic minorities within their borders. Why is Greece so opposed to the idea of multiculturalism?
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    • Works Cited Aid to Greece pains the Macedonian hand. Personal photograph by Goce Dimitrioski. 1 October 2008. “Greece.” CIA World Factbook. 2008 CIA. 3 October 2008 <www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/geos/gr.html>. Greek Helsinki Monitor. “Minority rights in Greece.” (18 September 1999) : 1-54. Macedonian Human Rights Movement International. 1 October 2008 <http://www.mhrmi.org/news/2001/june01a_e.pdf>. Macedonian Human Rights Movement International. “The Macedonians in Greece.” n.d. Online video clip. Youtube. Accessed on 1 October 2008 <http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iPJ0PG7vF6M>. Window stare by senior. Personal photograph by Goce Dimitrioski. 3 December 2005.