HISTORY

  • The Parade

    The Parade

    On the 25th of March, 1944, almost all of the residents of Ioannina are gathered in front of the church of St. Athanasios where the bishop is conducting the traditional service of The Annunciation. A mere five hundred meters away in the centre of town, two thousand of the city’s Jews are gathered with their children and thirty kilos of baggage. They are to board the German trucks that will take them to the Nazi concentration camps. One survivor of the holocaust tells Tasos Telloglou, “That day it was like we were the ones going on parade.” Sixty-four years later, The New Files and Tasos Telloglou search for the fate of the Jews from Ioannina, examining the detailed Nazi records that for the first time have been b...

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  • MAKARIOS: “I am Cyprus”

    MAKARIOS: “I am Cyprus”

    His name is synonymous with Cyprus. Thirty years after his death, The New Files reveal the unknown side of Makarios. For the first time on Greek television, the complete story of Makarios: the priest, the politician, the man. Alexis Papahelas presents a comprehensive portrait of the leader from his birth in 1913 in a remote Cypriot mountain village, to his death in 1977. How was the legend of Makarios created? What were his mistakes regarding Cyprus? The New Files speak to none other than Makarios’s arch-rival, former Turkish-Cypriot leader Raouf Denktash who reveals his love-hate relationship with his Greek Cypriot counterpart. Also, Makarios’s sister talks for the first time on Greek television of her memories of...

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