THE VILLAGE POZAR IN THE GREEK CIVIL WAR (1946-1949)

Nikola Zezov

Abstract


The ethnic Macedonian village Pozar in Aegean part of Macedonia
was included in the Greek Civil War, particularly on the side of
DAG. The village was settled only with ethnic Macedonians. During the
War, in the area of Pozar, a lots of battles happened between the units
of DAG and the regular greek army. Macedonians in this village gave
many victims for their freedom and there is no family in Pozar which
was not included with people in the War. Because of this, the greek
government gave an orders to the regular army to destroy the Pozar or
to force the Macedonians abandoning their homes and live the country.
Despite the pressure and measures of ethnic cleaning from the Government
in Athens, the village Pozar, even after the end of a Civil War
was inhabited only with Macedonians with strongly national feelings.

Key words: MACEDONIANS, CIVIL WAR, AEGEAN MACEDONIA,
DAG, PARTISANS, ETHNIC CLEANING


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