Greek life in Istanbul: a slideshow

7 Sep

These photos are fascinating in lots of ways, but perhaps the most moving is that, given the clothes and haircuts, many of them seem to be taken, not only after the pogrom of 1955 (Tonight 65 years ago, the beginning of the end of Greek Istanbul and 1955: the Second Fall of Constantinople) but even after the deportations of 1964. And yet so much of the spirit and good humor and fun of Politiko life still shines through.

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