ROTUNDA / THESSALONIKI
Thessaloniki 1922: Monuments and RefugeesThe Ministry of Culture and Sports presents a different aspect of the Asia Minor Disaster: how refugees were temporarily resettled in religious monuments, where they sheltered, when they were forced to leave their homes.
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The second part of the same section presents the Asia Minor Campaign and, specifically, the departure of refugees from Eastern Thrace, as well as their long trek to Thessaloniki. The section is completed with settlement in the city, particularly around the citadel, where a series of temporary constructions and houses was built onto the Byzantine fortifications of the city as well as in churches, in particular the church of Acheiropoeitos.