Category: Thessalonike & Other Macedonian Cities

SlavoBulgarian Anti-Macedonian Struggle, 1897-1903

SlavoBulgarian Anti-Macedonian Struggle, 1897-1903

One of the less known aspects of the Macedonian question has been the needlessly Cruel methods and Crimes commited by the SlavoBulgarian Komitadjis against the Greek population of Macedonia. The Bulgarian bands had been notorious for their murders and outrages against non-combatants and especially the Greeks of Macedonia.  The list is certainly not complete and never will be, since noone could […]

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Hugh Pulton, Who are the Macedonians

Quote: The three peoples in Macedonia with the longest claim to continuity are the Greeks, the Vlachs (possibly descendants of Romanized elements of the original Thracians) and the Albanians who claim descent from the ancient Illyrians. The Slavs, an Indo-European people originating in east-central Europe, had begun to cross the Danube into the Balkans by the 6th cent AD. In […]

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Mark Mazower, Salonica City of Ghosts

Mark Mazower, Salonica City of Ghosts

Quote: Meanwhile, in Salonica itself, a militant new organization was incubating: in November 1893 the ‘Bulgarian MacedoAdrianopolitan Revolutionary Committee’ was founded by a group of men reared on the ideas of Russian anarchism, and proclaimed open to any who wished to fight for liberation from the Turks and autonomy for Macedonia. Sofia-based activists regarded it with suspicion and did not […]

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The outgoing Turk : impressions of a journey through the western Balkans (1897)

The outgoing Turk : impressions of a journey through the western Balkans (1897)

The outgoing Turk : impressions of a journey through the western Balkans (1897) by Thomson, H. C. (Harry Craufuird) Macedonian population consisted of people from different races, mostly Greek, Serb and Bulgarian, whose fellow countrymen were eager to assist. Greek insurgents under the chief Lepeliotis fought with Turks. Notice the mention of Greek villages in Macedonia. Here we get the info Thessalonike […]

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E. G. Ravenstein in 1877 – No “Macedonians” but Bulgarians

E. G. Ravenstein in 1877 – No “Macedonians” but Bulgarians

E. G. Ravenstein Journal of the Statistical Society of London, Vol. 40, No. 3 (Sep., 1877), pp. 433-467 In 1877, one of the most eminent geographers and expert in population migrations, E. G. Ravenstein published in the “Journal of the Statistical Society of London” an account with statistics after years of researches in reference to the populations of Russia and European Turkey. Its […]

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French consul in 1831: Macedonia consists of Greeks and Bulgarians

French consul in 1831: Macedonia consists of Greeks and Bulgarians

From “Voyage dans la Macedoine” by Cousinery Consul-General of Thessalonike, 1831

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Medieval sources about Macedonia – Nicholas Kabasilas Chamaetos

Taken from the ‘Encomium of St Demetrios’ written by the well-known fourteenth-century theologian Nicholas Kabasilas Chamaetos. Quote: The city [Thessalonike] has many adronments bu the most important one and that which affords in the greatest distinction is its rhetorical force, a characteristic that is admired [there] more than in other cities. This city has such a special relationship with Hellenic […]

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1714 – Jesuit missionaries about Greeks of Thessalonike

1714 – Jesuit missionaries about Greeks of Thessalonike

In 1715 was published in Paris a collection of memorandums by the title “Mouveaux memorires des missions de la Compagnie de Jesus dans le Levant. Those contained accounts of Jesuite missionaries who went to Levant (among them Greece) and most of them took place in 1714.                                       […]

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Skopjan propaganda “The use of the term Macedonia was forbidden in Greece until 1988”

Skopjan propaganda “The use of the term Macedonia was forbidden in Greece until 1988”

FACTS: F.Y.R.O.M.-Slavs claim that the use of the term “MAKEDONIA” in Greece was forbidden until 1988 and that no province with the name “MAKEDONIA” (Macedonia) existed in Northern-Greece before 1988. There are many examples for state institutions or privat corporations which use the term “MAKEDONIA” in Greece since the end of 19th century and still use it: Newspaper “Makedonia” – paper of […]

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Greek Macedonian newspapers of late 19th cent.- early 20th cent. FYROM propaganda exposed!

Greek Macedonian newspapers of late 19th cent.- early 20th cent. FYROM propaganda exposed!

“Faros Of Macedonia” – paper of 29th November 1887.   “Ermis of Thessaloniki”. Paper of 24th Octomber of 1875.   “Greek-Bulgarian quarrels in Macedonia“. Newspaper “Empros” 1913. Still no trace of “Macedonians” of the Skopjan type but only Greek and Bulgarian populations in the region of Macedonia. Let me translate the above article. Quote: Discovery of Dynamite also in Skopje Bienna […]

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