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Eleni [Nicholas Gage] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. Like New!!!. In , as civil war ravaged Greece, children were abducted and sent to communist “camps” inside the Iron Curtain. Eleni Gatzoyiannis, forty-one. In Nicholas Gage’s memoir Eleni, a Communist guerrilla captain also announced that the residents of the small Greek village of Lia would be.

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As it says in the very first chapter, he needed to find out who his mother was to be able to deal with nicohlas question of retribution.

When Kanta, the fifteen-year-old daughter of the house is forcefully conscripted to become an andartinashe is escorted from her house with her braids laid bare, her kerchief left behind. What he finds out is far nidholas pretty: And then of course, “many Greek Communists insist today Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Moses for loaning me the book, prior to our nichloas to Greece. Dec 15, Pages.

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This is especially true when it comes to the position of women. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. So, this book is important to me because it taught me about Greece during WWII and the subsequent civil war, about which I had previously known nothing.

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Life under Occupation: A Review of Eleni by Nicholas Gage

Above all else it is story telling at it’s finest. Explore the Home Gift Guide. A deserving 5 Stars. Eleni, an intensely moving and compelling book, is the fruit of his search for the truth.

Gag the survivors nearlyhad been exiled behind the Iron Curtain, some by choice, many by force.

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Because of the dollars being sent gagd her husband, Eleni’s family becomes the richest in the village and it makes her the target of hate and suspicion especially when the war transforms into communists versus the government.

Anyone who puts ideology before humanity–on the left or the right–should be required to read this book. He is most famous for two autobiographical memoirs, the best-selli Nicholas Gage born Nikolaos Gatzoyiannis; Greek: Now I need to go and talk to my parents to see what my dad remembers of those years, since he was a kid during that time.

Greeks and those who wish they were Greek. Part of me – as a modern independant woman – was struck by the extreme conservatism of nichplas villages. A powerful, vivid and well-researched masterpiece that threads together the historical, cultural and deeply personal story of Eleni Gatzoyiannis, who during the Greek civil war of the late s, was captured, tortured and executed in the village of Lia for attempting to save her children from the grips of communist guerrillas.

Write a customer review. Want to Read saving…. The descriptions of the torture used on the villagers is pretty horrifying, but even more so is the way they turned against each other for protection.


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This had me on edge from the moment I picked up this book. His most recent book is Greek Fire: When we die, are we gone or do the things we stood for continue to play nicjolas and gsge those who follow us. There are many kinds of strength. Try the Kindle edition and experience these great reading features: Inas civil war ravaged Greece, children were abducted and sent to communist “camps” inside the Iron Curtain. Jun 30, Raymond rated it it was amazing.

Life under Occupation: A Review of Eleni by Nicholas Gage

The experiences of the villages during that period were nothing like I could imagine. Dayla Rogers is a contributor to Yabangee.

It helped give me a greater appreciation of the country and people. Every now and again a book comes along that shakes you up and makes you thank god for the life you have lived and trust me this is just one of those books.