Friday, November 17, 2006

Bread Education and Freedom.

Between 1967-1974, there was a military dictatorship in Greece.
On 14/11/1973 thousand students from all universities
gathered inside the National Technical University
of Athens and created a radio station, the only free media of that time.
They wanted free elections and asked every citizen to help them.
The colonels' junta sent the tanks inside at
about midnight of 17/11/1973, some students were killed.
One year later, the dictatorship collapsed
and democracy came back to the place where
it was born 2.500 years ago.
Today is a celebration to the freedom ΕΛΕΥΘΕΡΙΑ.
In the old building of National Technology University
we leave a flower and the children write something.
These days you will see more pictures.
The two first photos are taken 23 years ago the third one is mine.
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Blogger Olivier said...

merci de nous rappeler ce moment d'histoire de la grece.

thank you to point out to us this moment of history of Greece.

Friday, November 17, 2006 6:36:00 AM  
Blogger Zsolt said...

quite a lot Greek people live in Hungary. they arrived during that dictatory you mentioned in your nice post. During the II. world war in 1939..a lot of Polish arrived to Hungary. And when we had crisis in 1956 Austria accepted more then 200.000 refugees from Hungary.

Friday, November 17, 2006 9:12:00 AM  
Blogger Kim said...

We remember with you the tentions and tragedy of those times. Your photo of this commemoration is lovely.

Friday, November 17, 2006 10:51:00 AM  
Anonymous leenamarja said...

when I was teaching first time Greece to my students ,(it was 1970, I am a teacher of biology and geography )I bought one book called " Greece of colonels". We were very closely watching news from your country then and thinking of people of Greece.
Thank you for your post!

Friday, November 17, 2006 12:17:00 PM  
Blogger magikthrill said...

Bread, Education, Freedom

Wonderful pictures and post Selana. Those students reminded us everything that is beautiful during an ugly period in Modern Greek history.

Friday, November 17, 2006 1:12:00 PM  
Blogger Nathalie said...

Yes I remember this Selana, a sad time in greek history! Glad it's over now. It's a good thing to remember...

Sunday, November 19, 2006 4:15:00 AM  
Blogger Kala said...

tragic indeed and what an interesting history!!! thanks for sharing - but i still do not understand why the building is being abandoned hmmmm =D

Sunday, December 10, 2006 10:47:00 PM  

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