Αγώνας
The exiled
GREECE, 2009, 37'
  by AGON - Thursday, 24 November 2011

In November 1942 Turkey imposed a capital tax, known as Varlik Vergisi. This crippling tax was introduced by the Turkish government of the time (Inönü-Saracoglu), bringing severe discrimination against its non-Muslim citizens (Greeks, Armenians and Jews).
Those who did not manage to pay this excessive tax were exiled to the interior of Turkey (Erzurum) where they were forced to work in labour battalions.
This documentary, based on the diary of Konstandinos Kiourktsoglou, records, for the very first time, the actual circumstances of this unfortunate chapter in contemporary history.


Director: KALLIOPI LEGAKI
Producer: HELLENIC FOUNDATION OF HISTORICAL RESEARCH
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