Salonica, City of Ghosts: Christians, Muslims and Jews 1430-1950

“Salonica, located in northern Greece, was long a fascinating crossroads metropolis of different religions and ethnicities, where Egyptian merchants, Spanish Jews, Orthodox Greeks, Sufi dervishes, and Albanian brigands all rubbed shoulders. Tensions sometimes flared, but tolerance largely prevailed until the twentieth century when the Greek army marched in, Muslims were forced out, and the Nazis deported and killed the Jews. As the acclaimed historian Mark Mazower follows the city’s inhabitants through plague, invasion, famine, and the disastrous twentieth century, he resurrects a fascinating and vanished world.”

 In general the book was thought highly interesting and, although very detailed, highly readable. Continue reading Salonica, City of Ghosts: Christians, Muslims and Jews 1430-1950

Hero3A Events for September 2014


10 September 14:00  Non-fiction Reading Group.  Venue to be confirmed.   ENGLISH.  Contact Aziz Başan

14 September Sunday 20:00 – 22:30 Türk Yunan Şarkıları Ortak Konseri (Turkish-Greek folk songs)at Stratonikeia antique theatre.  Contact

15 September Monday 10:00  H3A board meeting.  BESIAD.  Those members wishing to observe please contact

16 September Tuesday 11:00  HeroArt  at Gürece.

17 September Wednesday 10:00  Breakfast at Karaşahin on Yalıkavak road near the Dağbelen junction.  If you wish to attend contact

18 September Thursday 14:00–16:00 HeroSingalong meets at Maya Hotel, Bodrum.

Contact Martha

23 September Tuesday 11:00  HeroArt  at Gürece

24 September Wednesday 14:00 English Reading Group 2  ENGLISH.  4/14 Evler, Mars Mabedi Cad.  Contact

 24 September Wednesday 14:00 Turkish Reading Group  TURKISH.


25 September Thursday 14:00  HeroTavla at Kıyı restaurant, Bitez.  All members are welcome.  Contact

25 to 27 September.  Tour to Greek island of Patmos.  Contact Brenda İçel

29 September Monday 10:00 Joint meeting of main board and consultative committee. BESIAD.

29 September Monday  14:00 – 16:00  Writing Circle 2.  ENGLISH  Maya Hotel, Bodrum.  Contact Martha mkspatrick@gmail.com0553 243 7905

30 September Tuesday 11:00  HeroArt  at Gürece.