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Children of the Greek Civil WarRefugees and the Politics of Memory$
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Loring M. Danforth and Riki Van Boeschoten

Print publication date: 2011

Print ISBN-13: 9780226135984

Published to Chicago Scholarship Online: September 2013

DOI: 10.7208/chicago/9780226136004.001.0001

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The Paidopoleis of Queen Frederica

The Paidopoleis of Queen Frederica

(p.85) Three The Paidopoleis of Queen Frederica
Children of the Greek Civil War

Loring M. Danforth

Riki Van Boeschoten

University of Chicago Press

This chapter discusses the evacuation program conducted by Queen Frederica and the Greek government. It describes Queen Frederica’s efforts to provide care for the children, the establishment of the Royal Welfare Fund, and the ideology and goals of the paidopoleis. The chapter also examines the evacuation process itself, the living conditions in the children’s homes, and the children’s repatriation to their villages in the early 1950s.

Keywords:   Queen Frederica, Royal Welfare Fund, paidopoleis, evacuation, repatriation

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