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Δευτέρα, 13 Ιουνίου 2011

Οι Μακεδόνες όμηροι ...

This traditional song refers to one of the most tragic periods of the history of Macedonian Hellenism,the WW1 era,when Eastern Macedonia was occuppied by Bulgaria (1916-18) and thousands of Macedonians were sent as hostages in Bulgaria and other Bulgarian occuppied territories (such as Kitchevo in modern FYROM,which is mentioned in the song) for enforced labour and many of them died there.

Song: The choir of the Thessalonian Cultural Association "Agio Pnevma",named after the same village in the prefecture of Serres,Eastern Macedonia.

Lyrics:
A small bird flew from inside Athens/it was roaming around looking for Macedonia/famous Macedonia with all her beauties/they took away from her they deprived her of her beautiful children/they gather youngsters and children and send them to Bulgaria/all night and all day they were crying looking for freedom/Kichevo is a high mountain,God please lower it/so that I see the villages of Serres and then raise it up/On Christmass Eve the bells were ringing/while the Bulgarians were torturing the poor lads.

All images from: Relief work in Eastern Macedonia (1919).
"This book,edited in 1919 by the American Red Cross commission in Eastern Macedonia,shortly after the end of WW1 and the Bulgarian occuppation of the area during WW1 (1915-17) is a source of valuable informations about this turbulent period of modern Macedonian history.I always remember my paternal grandparents mentioning the three times our land was occupied by the Bulgarians (1912-13 1st Balkan war,1915-17 WW1,1941-44 WW2) as "proti Voulgaria","devteri Voulgaria" and "triti Voulgaria" respectively.If someone visits some villages in Eastern Macedonia,he will find everywhere in the monument of the central square a simmilar inscription: "1915-17 ΕΝ ΟΜΗΡΙΑ ΥΠΟ ΤΩΝ ΒΟΥΛΓΑΡΩΝ ΦΟΝΕΥΘΕΝΤΕΣ"-"killed by the Bulgarians under hostageship" and a list containing a lot of names below."
link: http://www.macedoniaontheweb.com/forum/interesting-macedonian-books-sources/1...




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