Book / Documentary Launches

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On the occasion of 50 years since His All Holiness, the Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew I, started his venerable ministry into religious life, the Hellenic History Foundation (H.H.F.) organized 2 musical performances on the island of Imvros.

The concerts were performed at the amphitheatere of Imvros in Panagia village on 10th and 11th August 2011. Together with the Music School of Volos, members from the “Estoudiantina” orchestra took part, with a total of 35 musicians and choristers participating under the direction of Andreas Katsigiannis. Both nights were successful and the theatere was packed with Greek and Turkish residents and also many tourists. The students of the Music School and Estoudiantina’s members sang popular Greek songs by famous composers such as: Stavros Kougioumtzhs, Manos Loizos, Vassilis Dimitriou, Apostolos Kaldaras, Stavros Xarhakos, Christos Nikolopoulos etc.

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Presentation of the history documentary "The Silent School - A journey through the history of Halki Seminary" in the outdoor cinema "Zefyros" on Monday 4th July, 2011.

Participants:
Vassilis Lolidis - Press Officer
Anna Spandoni - City Council President
Irini Sarioglou - Secretary General of Hellenic History Foundation

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Presentation of the history documentary  "The Exiled Erzurum/Ashkale 1943" , directed by Kalliopi Legaki (music by Eleni Karaindrou) at the Hellenic Touring Club (Politehniou 12).

Participants:

An. Diamantopoulos – President of the Hellenic Touring Club
Th. Kessanis – Vice President of the Hellenic Touring Club
Eleni Bakatsi – H.H.F. ‘s  Researcher
Dr Irini Sarioglou – Secretary General of the Hellenic History Foundation

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The presentation of the history documentary "The Silent School”, which was organized by the Hellenic History Foundation (H.H.F.) was also crowned with success. It took place at the Athens Concert Hall, on Monday, April 4 2011. The packed "Aleksandra Triandi" hall showed the strong interest of the Athenian public in the long history of this great institution, the Halki Seminary.

The evening was hosted by ERA journalist Maria Kozakou. The book "Turkish policy towards Greek education in Istanbul 1923-1974" was also presented at the event.

After a brief reference to the objectives and the activities of H.H.F., by the Foundation’s researcher Mrs Eleni Bakatsi, the evening continued  with the main speaker  - the Historian, current Director of the Office of Political Affairs of Thrace and former General  Consul in Istanbul, Ambassador Alexis Alexandris. The first part of the event was closed by historian Irini Sarioglou who told of her personal experiences that guided the research of her PhD thesis  and also the implementation of the documentary "The Silent School”.

The evening was honoured by the presence of the Archbishop Ieronimos II of Athens and all Greece, parliamentarians, the President and members of Theological School of Halki's Graduate's Society "Estia Theologwn Halkis", Ambassadors, Diplomatic Advisors, representatives of the Ecumenical Patriarchate, and many graduates of the Halki Seminary. 

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The event organized by the Hellenic History Foundation in collaboration with the General Consulate of Greece in Istanbul on Monday February 28 2011 at Sismanoglio Hall, was a great success. At the event , held in honour of His All Holiness Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew on the occasion of completing 50 years (in religious life) since his graduation from the Halki Seminary, the documentary "The Silent School" about the history of the school was presented for the first time.

The event was attended by Greek and Turkish historians, academics and journalists. There was also a great turnout of the Greek community. The Greek Parliament was represented by Chryssa Arapoglou.

With great emotion, the Ecumenical Patriarch referred to the situation that has befallen the School since 1971 and expressed the fervent desire of all the Orthodox Community to see the School’s doors open again soon for students.

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Presentation of the history documentary "The Exiled Erzurum/Ashkale 1943" a directed by Kalliopi Legaki (music by Eleni Karaindrou) at the Cultural Centre of Vrilissia's municipality (Kissavou 11).

Participants:
Panagiotis Makris - President of the Cultural Centre
Konstandinos Ioannides - Mayor at municipality of Vrilissia
Anna Dalara - Minister for Labour
Stefanos Lineos - Actor, Writer
Irini Sarioglou - Secretary General of the H.H.F.

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Presentation of the history documentary  "The Exiled Erzurum/Ashkale 1943" directed by Kalliopi Legaki (music by Eleni Karaindrou) at the Cultural Centre (Pindou 39, Nea Filadelfia).

Speakers

Afroditi Teperoglou- Researcher og the C.C.

Eleni Bakatsi- Researcher of the H.H.F.

Irini Sarioglou- Secretary General of the H.H.F.

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The screening of the history documentary "The Exiled Erzurum/Askale" (directed by Kalliopi Legaki and music by Eleni Karaindrou) was completed with great sucess at the Cultural Centre of the Municipality of Rafina, during the event about the Greek minority of Constantinople.

The main speaker of the event was the Historian Dr. Irini Sarioglou, Secretary General of the Hellenic History Foundation (ID.IS.ME.).

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On Saturday 29th May 2010, a very successful event took place at the Conservatory of the Municipality of Drama.

Dr. Irini Sarioglou gave a speech on the contemporary history of Constantinople which was followed by a screening of the history documentary "The Exiled" about the labour battalions of 1943 in Turkey.