Save the Archives – Preserving Greek Migration History

In the mid-20th century, thousands of Greeks immigrated to the US, Australia, Canada and elsewhere, mainly as a result of WWII, the Greek civil war, and the socio-economic disruption that these wars caused. A new initiative, Save the Archives, seeks to digitize and preserve some 200,000 immigration entry documents connected to this wave of Greek immigration. The documents are currently stored at the International Organization for Migration offices in Athens. They sit in a basement, rotting away, and soon they might be thrown away altogether. Save the Archives is seeking to raise 25,000 euros to digitize and preserve these important records. Take a look at the project here.

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