The exhibition Happy Homecoming … -Greek Communities of Political Refugees in Eastern Europe, will be hosted in Thessaloniki from March 2-22, 2013, at the Yeni Tzami.
The exhibition follows the course of the political refugees after the Greek Civil War ( 1946- 1949), as well as their settling in parts of Eastern Europe, such as Uzbekistan, Hungary, Poland, East Germany, Czechoslovakia, Romania and Bulgaria.
The exhibition is organized by the Municipality of Thessaloniki in cooperation with the Hellenic Parliament Foundation for Parliamentarism and Democracy. It presents aspects of the lives of political refugees in several fields such as work, sports and festivities, the daily life and spiritual creation, based on information of this period.
The exhibition was based on evidence such as digital reproductions of photographs, newspapers, documents, magazines, books, art works, letters and handwritten notes, which was found in the Greek Literary and Historical Archive, the Greek Communist Party and Educational center/Library-archive Charilaos Florakis, The Contemporary Social History Archives, Diplomatic and Historical Archives of the Foreign Ministry, the Greek Political Refugees Association Taskendis-Collection of Simoni Zafeiropoulou, the Educational Foundation of the National Bank, the Greek Red Cross, the Teloglion Foundation of Arts,the National Greek Radio Television ERT, ET-3 and the National Audiovisual Archive , the Library of the Parliament and several other political associations.