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In Memory Of The 50 Million Victims Of The Orthodox Christian Holocaust

http://www.serfes.org/orthodox/memoryof.htm

GREEKS
1914 400,000 conscripts perished in forced labor brigades
1922 100,000 massacred or burned alive in Smyrna
1916-1922 350,000 Pontions massacred or killed during forced deportations
1914-1922 900,000 perish from maltreatment, starvation and massacres; total of all other areas of Asia Minor
TOTAL: 1,750,000 Greek Christians martyred 1914-1922

ARMENIANS
1894-1896 300,000 massacred
1915-1916 1,500,000 perish in massacres and forced deportations (with subsidiaries to 1923)
1922 30,000 massacred or burned alive in Smyrna
TOTAL: 1,800,000 Armenian Christians martyred 1894-1923

SYRIANS AND NESTORIANS
1915-1917 100,000 Christians massacred
THE UKRAINIAN HOLOCAUST OF 1932-33
Sixty-five years ago, between seven and twelve million Ukrainians were systematically and deliberately starved to death in Ukraine, the "Bread Basket of Europe".
In the first two decades, there were massacres of Orthodox Greeks, Slavs, and Armenians in the Ottoman empire, culminating in the 1915 genocide of the Armenians in Anatolia and the near destruction of the ancient Assyrian community in Iraq. In 1923, the entire Orthodox population of Asia Minor was forced to leave their homes, bringing to a close a 2000 year Christian presence.
During the Second World War, two groups of Orthodox Christians were especially targeted for genocide by the Nazis and their allies - the Gypsies and the Orthodox Serbs of Bosnia and Croatia, while the population of Greece, Serbia, European Russia, and Ukraine were designated by the Nazis to serve as slave labor for the Third Reich. By special order of Heinrich Himmler (21 April 1942), clergyman from the East (as opposed to their counterparts from Western Europe) were to be used for hard labor.

At the same time the Orthodox suffered in greater proportion to any other Christian group at the hands of the Communists, who sought to completely eliminate religion.

First in Russia and Ukraine, then in Eastern Europe, in Greece during its civil war (1945-49), and in Ethiopia, the Orthodox Church was the principle target for attach, subversion, or destruction.

Finally, the Orthodox of the Middle East have found themselves caught in the crossfire of the conflicts between Muslim and Jew in Israel and the West Bank, and the civil war between Maronites, Muslims, and Palestinians in Lebanon.

Between the tolls exacted from prisons, concentration camps, forced marches and exiles, warfare, famine, and brutal military occupation, it is reasonable to conclude that up to 50 million Orthodox Christians have perished in the first eight decades of the twentieth century.
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Pff didn't you know that the word Holocaust is only reserved for jews in this world? They only can speak about it because... well because... ah yes because a certain individual attacked them among millions of others, several decades ago.
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I am ignorant of these facts... thank you for sharing them with me so i can think about them
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I am ignorant of these facts... thank you for sharing them with me so i can think about them
Yes, the same goes for me. I was unaware that such a thing had happened. Thank you for spreading awareness of these facts. May God bless you.
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it's sad how so little people know of these holocausts. even so many CHristians don't know of these massacres.
we need to let people in on these forgotten holocausts, make people aware.

it is so sad that the words of Adolf Hitler still ring so clear today:
"After all, who remembers the extermination of the Armenians?"



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I have a Turkish-American friend. They are Christian believers. His father told me of the wars between Greeks and Turks in the old country. How tragic and sad. Many Aramenian Turks are Christians and they also suffer greatly from their own gov't.

Here are two civil rights law firm sponsored by Christians around the world that help Christian and other victims of religious persecution in Eastern Europe:
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but do not forget, that adherents of other religions were killed too. the soviets were against all religion, so we should not make it like only Christians were killed- Islamic peoples and such too.
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