What happened?

Click to find out what happened in Phocaea in 1914, why it happened, who was involved, and how these events fit in a larger timeline of Greco-Turkish rivalry.

The Past, 1914

Click to access historical testimonies from residents of Phocaea and surrounding villages about 1914.

The Present, 1920

Click to access recent interviews with the descendants of Greek Phocaean refugees in Greece, and the Turkish residents Eski and Yeni Foça today.


Click to access interviews with historians and archival documents about the 1914 pogroms and how they relate to a general climate of violence, rivalry, and nation-building in a crumbling Ottoman Empire.
Find out, also, how Oral History relates to Memory and Collective Trauma and how our interviewed researchers conducted their research.