Greek Community of Melbourne students mark centenary of Asia Minor Catastrophe

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Young students from the Greek Community of Melbourne’s (GOCM) Language and Culture Schools recently held an end of year concert to mark the centenary of the Asia Minor Catastrophe this year.

Throughout the year, the students, with the help of their teachers, learnt the history, customs, traditions, tastes and aromas of the lost homelands of Asia Minor.

Through interactive presentations, young students were able to get an understanding of the impact of the Asia Minor Catastrophe on adults, children and families.

At the end of year concert, students performed on stage and filled the air with the smell of cinnamon, nutmeg and vanilla from their props.

The end-of-year performance reminded Greek students that their roots stretched back almost 30 centuries.

The students were applauded by everyone and the festivities ended with a call to end the pain of refugeehood, uprooting and destruction.

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