Prespa Borderland Tales

Prespa Lake - an area of stunning nature and relentless politics.

After several campaigns of ethnic purges and other of the 20th Century's upheavals: the Balkan wars, the 1920s, the Greek Civil war of 1947-49, the Slav speakers – Bulgarians and Macedonians - largely disappeared from Northern Greece. Their houses are sill there in ghost villages, the stories of survivors in remote pockets still untold, their identity still intact. We spoke to some of them on camera.


Thursday, 04 July 2013 03:54
hey I come from this area and it was directly and indirectly depopulated by the greek state because the people had a prestate culture and language and wouldn't assimilate and from racism

Tags: Cold War, Yugoslavia, Jugoslavija, Tito, Communism, Stalin, Civil War, Prespa, Macedonia, Преспа , Macedoine , Albania, Shqipëri, Ελλάδα, Πρέσπα, Μακεδονία, Agios Achillios, EAM-ELAS

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