PHOCAEA 1913-1920: THE EYEWITNESS ACCOUNT OF FELIX SARTIAUX
The recent discovery by photographic historian Haris Giakoumis of the entire photographic archive of Felix Sartiaux on Foça (Gr: Phocaea) along with his personal archive including his articles and notes on the tragic events there in 1914 reveals the account of a crucial witness by a faithful friend of the Ottoman Greeks who so lovingly supported Hellenism in Asia Minor during difficult times. In 1914, Sartiaux witnessed the brutal sacking of the town of Foça by the Turks which included the massacre of the town's men, women and children.
A group of Turkish çetes parade with their booty, the leader proudly displaying an umbrella.
Behind them are Greeks outside the house of Sartiaux which is protected by the French flag. June 13, 1914.