GREEK REFUGEES TELL OF OUTRAGES
The Jasper News.
May 15, 1919.
Saloniki. - High upon the hills of the
bustling Macedonian city is a pic-
turesque settlement where 3,000
Greek refugees, driven from Asia
Minor by the massacre of 1914, make
their homes. Hundreds of other
Greeks who were interned by the Bul-
garians in Dobrudja during the war
have joined them recently. The
houses in this refugee camp were con-
structed by the Greek Government. A
space equivalent to a large New York
furnished room is allotted to a fam-
ily of from five to eight.
Tell Bitter Experience.
The older residents of this refugee
‘suburb’ of Saloniki, most of whom
had fled from different parts of Asia
Minor during the wholesale massacres
there in 1914, have bitter experiences
to relate about their treatment by the
Turks. Some of these people lived in
the city of Phocis, where the whole
Christian population either had been
driven out or were killed by the Turks.
The women wept as they told about
the outrages of the Moslems. The
worst story was that told by an intel-
ligent peasant woman, who declared
that in a butcher shop opposite her
home in Phocis she saw the Turks
take a young girl who was considered
the most attractive in town and cut
her body into pieces. They hung the
pieces on meat hooks and offered
them for public sale, she said, to show
the Turks’ contempt for Greek Chris-
What most impresses the eye of the
visitor to speaking with these unfor-
tunate people is their sad, wan and
furrowed faces. They have been
driven about by the invading foe
until they have reached the point al-
most of despair and distraction.
The Jasper news. (Jasper, Mo.), 15 May 1919. Chronicling America: Historic American Newspapers. Lib. of Congress. <http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/lccn/sn90061052/1919-05-15/ed-1/seq-9/>