PHOCAEA 1913-1920: THE EYEWITNESS ACCOUNT OF FELIX SARTIAUX
Félix Sartiaux
Phocée 1913-1920; le témoignage de Félix Sartiaux (2008, in French). Available at Amazon
Regards Phoceens de Félix Sartiaux (2012, in Greek and French). Available at Amazon

 

A recent discovery by photographic historian Haris Giakoumis of the entire photographic archive of Felix Sartiaux on Phocaea, along with his personal archive including his articles and notes on the tragic events of 1914, reveals one of history's most crucial witnesses of those events 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 Phocaea 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.

 

Further reading:

* Le Sac de Phocée: et l'expulsion des Grecs Ottomans D'Asie-Mineure en Juin 1914.
* The Massacre of the Greeks of Phocaea, 12-13 June 1914.

 

 

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“...tens of thousands of men, women and children have been deported, and tens of thousands have died. It was pure deliberate extermination.” 

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