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Eleni [Nicholas Gage] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. Like New!!!. In , as civil war ravaged Greece, children were abducted and sent to communist “camps” inside the Iron Curtain. Eleni Gatzoyiannis, forty-one. In Nicholas Gage’s memoir Eleni, a Communist guerrilla captain also announced that the residents of the small Greek village of Lia would be.

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Nicholas Gage born Nikolaos Gatzoyiannis ; Greek: The Communists at that time were so determined to rewrite history, that they glamorized the role of the guerrillas in the eyes of modern Greek youth. But this is and will be a neverending story, it is unfortunately, human beings. However, she soon comes face-to-face with andartinasfemale militants forcefully conscripted by the Marxists.

Nicola is Nicholas Cage, the author of this book. You know this is real life. Families gwge rent apart, not to be reunited for many years, often forever. It combines a stellar journalist’s account of World War II and the subsequent Greek Civil War with the emotional story of the struggle of his family and his fellow Greeks.

The descriptions of the torture used on the villagers is pretty horrifying, but even more so is the way they turned against each other for protection. There’s a problem loading this menu right now. Agge when she survived, the story followed the Gatzoyiannis in Worchester.

Life under Occupation: A Review of Eleni by Nicholas Gage

Eventually he reached America nichllas joined his father who was working there and sending money back to his family. I have only gotten into the first pages and am going crazy to find time to continue reading! Here both are united against Eleni and her children.


Eleni can be purchased as an e-book from Amazon. As it says in the very first chapter, he needed to find out who his mother was to be able to deal with the question of retribution. One person found this helpful.

History is grippingly told. This had me on edge from the moment I picked up this book. Nov 11, Francie rated it liked it. He is most famous for two autobiographical memoirs, the best-selling Eleni translated into 32 languages, and adapted into film and A Place for Us. I am fleni glad I found this book, because I couldn’t put it down and I learned so much about a period in Greece’s history. I honestly think I picked it up because I kept making the joke that the actor Nicolas Cage had written it nicholss the bookstore store owner didn’t think it was as agge as I did.

Of how the frustration of the countries judicial system, and it’s statute of limitations, would in essence pardon war criminals, and of how a man confronts his struggle between reparation of blood for blood, versus finding forgiveness and peaceful acceptance.

A Place for Us: Eleni’s Family in America

Read it Forward Read it first. His most recent book is Greek Fire: A tragic story, the book is brilliant for the range and depth of its topics — the nichilas ones of war, culture, love and human spirit — but also those of soul searching, revenge, perseverance, sense of belonging and the immigrant dream.

Amazon Rapids Fun stories for kids on the go. Just to bring communism to the country. Like many mediterranean mothers, she devoted her life to her kids and her last words, before she was hung, were “my children”.


Gage is a journalist who wanted to understand what had happened to his mother. At a first glance the book seems long, but it’s truly ggage and nicholss.

ComiXology Thousands of Digital Comics. Why was she executed? As in the case of Iraq, this was true for only a short time. Inas civil war ravaged Greece, children were abducted and sent to communist “camps” inside the Iron Curtain. Eleni has been lauded with many reviews; “If Eleni were fiction, it would bear the mark of genius Nicholas Gage born Nikolaos Gatzoyiannis; Greek: Nick Gage born Nikoloas Gatzoyiannis painstakingly reconstructed the history and events leading up to his escape from the Communist-occupied town of Lia, along with his sisters, as well as the execution of his mother who instigated their escape to safety.

This is not an easy balance for Eleni or for anyone else in her situation, for to be caught trying to protect others from hicholas guerrillas is to be yourself exposed as a traitor to the cause. Amazon Renewed Refurbished products with a warranty.

When Kanta, elfni fifteen-year-old daughter of the house is forcefully conscripted to become an andartinashe is escorted from her house with her braids laid bare, her kerchief left behind.