PERSECUTION OF GREEKS
WOMEN AND CHILDREN MASSACRED

Wairarapa Age, 19 May 1914, p5.

SOFIA, May 18.
According to official reports, the persecution of Greeks in Eastern Thrace have been renewed with extreme vigor.
Crowds of Greek peasants from Demotica have arrived at Dedeagatch and they report that their wives and children were massacred.
Others crossed the Marimza [Maritza] River in boats, with Turks firing on them. Many were drowned.

Source: The National Library of New Zealand

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