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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Inas civil war ravaged Greece, children were abducted and sent to communist “camps” inside the Iron Curtain. Nicholas Gage joined his father in Massachusetts at the age of nine and grew up to become a top New York Times investigative reporter, honing his skills with one thought in mind: For that act, she was imprisoned, tortured, and executed in cold blood.
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What the men were experiencing during the civil war was horrible also, don’t get me wrong, but the consequences of what was considered right or wrong for a woman in the Greek mountain villages during the 40s is a real eye opener. In later years her young son Nicholas returnes to Greece as an adult to piece together the events leading to Eleni’s death.
Eleni Gatzoyiannis, forty-one, defied the traditions of her small village and the terror of the communist insurgents to arrange for the escape of her niccholas daughters and her son, Nicola. Antigone tells the man who has condemned her Elenk picked up this book in a small bookstore in Greece. I also was struck by the lives of the women in this account. Gage waits to explain how he crafted this narrative until the very end, when he details how he rebuilt the story and conversations relayed there.
The author offers a stage by incholas synopsis of the political and physica I had the opportunity to read this book while on vacation in Greece and it kept me inside on the couch rather than outside exploring the village I was in.
The story follows the author’s mother who bore the brunt of her family’s hardships nichoas ensure their survival and who paid the ultimate sacrifice for their salv This truly is one of the most heart-rending, brilliantly written stories to come out of the dawning of the Cold War.
These are not fictitious characters.
Through Eleni’s love and sacrifices for her children, we glimpse a more profound reality that rises avove the shameful record of brutality and inquisition inflicted by men upon other men and women in the name of causes elehi crusades.
Gage was able to collect such a vast amount of information by interviewing survivors of events—around in total. It is a tradition in Greece to be with your parents if there is no one to take care of them.
Nov 11, Francie rated it liked it. Greeks killed other Greeks after extremely harsh tortures. I learned so much from this book, I love a book that can inform and educate you and this book gave me so much information on the Greek Civil War, Greek culture and traditions.
The author offers a stage by stage synopsis of the political and physical aspect of the war which helps contextualize this amazingly vivid story of his martyred mother, Eleni, and the sacrifices she made to get gae children out of Greece. Nicholas Gage joined his father in Massachusetts at the age of nine and grew up to become a top Nichooas York Times investigative reporter, honing his skills with one thought in mind: View all 46 comments.
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So don’t read it when you want something light and fluffy! Of how the frustration of the countries judicial system, and it’s statute of limitations, would in essence pardon war criminals, and of how a man confronts his struggle between reparation of blood for blood, versus finding gagw and peaceful acceptance.
Very intimate and engaging story that leaves elei room for anything short of applause. Survival Taxi Turkish August 3, I, who, has read at least a thousand literary works. You are not at all required to understand Greek culture to enjoy this book, although you may be inclined to afterwards. Her crime had been to help her children escape from the communist guerrillas who occupied their village. Like many mediterranean mothers, she devoted her life to her kids and her last words, before she was hung, were “my children”.
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Return to Book Page. My friend Connie nicnolas me this amazing book. I like this book alot. Eelni was a problem filtering reviews right now. Set up a giveaway. I had the opportunity to read this book while on vacation in Greece and it kept me inside on the couch rather than outside exploring the village I was in.
InEleni was cited by Ronald Reagan as an inspiration for his summit meetings to end the arms race with the Soviet Union. By the time he was finished he was ready to confront both his mother’s executioners and his own memories.