FPR Yugoslavia and the Repatriation of Children Evacuated from Greece in 1948 Cover Image

FNR Jugoslavija i repatrijacija dece evakuisane iz Grčke 1948. godine
FPR Yugoslavia and the Repatriation of Children Evacuated from Greece in 1948

Author(s): Katerina Mirčevska
Subject(s): History
Published by: Institut za noviju istoriju Srbije
Keywords: repatriation; UN; International Committee of the Red Cross; Federal People’s Republic of Yugoslavia; Yugoslav Red Cross

Summary/Abstract: In 1948, as a result on decision of the Temporary Democratic Government of Greece, about 28 000 children were evacuated from the country and settled in the east European socialistic countries. As an answer, the government in Athens developed very effective campaign, where the main point has been focused on actualization of the issue on „by force taken away“ children from the country, in international frame. This frame, besides the large number of articles in the domestic and foreign press, was also including putting the issue on repatriation of these children back in Greece in agenda of the activities of the UN. Although the General Assembly of UN on its Third Session in November 1948 brought the famous Resolution 193/IIIC, still the conclusions in these resolutions haven’t been realized until the middle of the ? fth decade of the past century. The reason were interrupted relations between the countries involved in the evacuation of the children from Greece - east European countries on the one, Yugoslavia on the other and Greece as a third side, as a consequence from the Resolution of IB against Yugoslavia. Yet, Yugoslavia participated in realizations of this process, and was the only country which repatriated children in Greece in the ? rst half of the ? fth decade. Yugoslavia and Yugoslav Red Cross have also had important part in ? nishing this process, related to realization of the repatriation between itself and east European countries.

  • Issue Year: 2009
  • Issue No: 1-2
  • Page Range: 21-30
  • Page Count: 10
  • Language: Serbian