Courtesy Anna Kari - Photojournalist • www.documentography.com/anna
Georgie Kanzuron a refugee who lives today in Macedonia stands on
some of the rubble of the village Popadia. This is where his father
was born, most of the residents fled during the war. The empty village
has now been demolished to make way for a new dam. When Georgie was
6-7 years old his grandfather (his father was in the Democratic Army)
started teaching him some Greek, he told him that now he would be going
to school and his name would be Giorgios, not Georgie. In school he
must only speak Greek, or there would be trouble. On his first day
in school it went fine, until he forgot and said his name in Macedonian.
He was beat on his fingers, and later his grandfather was taken away
by the police and beaten on the soles of his feet, for not bringing
up his grandson speaking Greek.