Persecution and Genocide of Hellenism in Thrace: The First Uprooting (1908-1917)

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Διωγμοί και Γενοκτονία του Θρακικού Ελληνισμού: Ο Πρώτος Ξεριζωμός (1908-1917).
[Persecution and Genocide of Hellenism in Thrace: The First Uprooting (1908-1917)].

Konstantinos Vakalopoulos.
Ant. Stamoulis Publishers, 2007. 
615 pages.
In Greek.

In this voluminous work, Vakalopouloos researches the first phase of the Greek Genocide which began in the region of Eastern Thrace. Aside from massacres, boycotts, forced labour and other repressive measures, Vakalopoulos states that approximately 100,000 Greeks of Eastern Thrace were deported/relocated to the interior of Asia Minor, and only half returned.


1. Hellenism in Eastern Thrace on the eve of the Young Turk movement.
2. The Young Turk movement in Eastern Thrace (1908-1909).
3. Regrouping and ethnic organization of Hellenism in Eastern Thrace (1905-1909).
4. The main phase of the early Young Turk period in Eastern Thrace (1910-1912).
5. Hellenism of Eastern Thrace at the crossroads of developments in the Balkans (1912-1913).
6. The first uprooting of Hellenism in Eastern Thrace (1913-1914).
7. Black Easter of 1914 and the main phase of the persecution of the Greeks of Eastern Thrace..
8. The progressive martyrdom of Hellenism in Eastern Thrace. From uprooting to genocide (1914-1917).

Konstantinos Vakalopoulos (b. 1951) is a graduate of the Philosophy School at the University of Thessaloniki (Byzantine and Modern Greek Studies department). He also studied at the University Institute of Higher International Studies in Geneva (Institut universitaire de hautes études internationales) where he participated in courses on International Law, Political Economy and International and European history. For two and a half decades he worked for the British Archives and Public Record Office, the French Archives, the Austrian Archives of Vienna and the history archives of the Greece's Ministry of Foreign Affairs. He is the author of numerous articles and published books.


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