Salonica : One Thousand Three Hundred Days

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"Salonica" tells the gripping story of the one thousand three hundred day German occupation of the historic Greek city during World War II. Through the eyes of one family, readers experience the historic struggle for survival during the dark winters of subordination, humiliation and poverty. Despite the sorrow of those days, "Salonica "is an ultimately uplifting story of the triumph of good and the power of the powerless to overcome adversity.
In its sweeping take on the formation of modern Greece, the story extends beyond Salonica both in place and time. In exquisitely crafted recollections, we learn about the Bulgarian hostages of 1917-1918, the liberation of Macedonia and Thrace, the refugees from the Asia Minor catastrophe, and the 1944 Giannitsa slaughter.
Like all great historic novels, "Salonica "tells us not only the facts of what happened but the human toll behind the epic events. It is an important, necessary book for preserving the memory of the Greek National Resistance and all who have given their life in the history of the nation.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 140 pages
  • 124.46 x 195.58 x 10.16mm | 136.08g
  • Vantage Press
  • United States
  • English
  • 0533165857
  • 9780533165858

About Heracles Lalangas

Heracles Lalangas was born in Thessaloniki in 1933, and graduated from the Greek-French College, De La Salle. Upon completing his military service in 1960, he went abroad together with hundreds of thousands of other Greek youth in search of a better life. He arrived in the United States, where he worked unceasingly, simultaneously studying at New York University, where he received a B.S. in Accounting and an MBA in International Business. He worked as an accountant and finance officer in numerous firms in both the U.S. and Europe. In addition to his recent book, "The Professor and Other Stories," he has published several articles and short stories in newspapers and periodicals.
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