Attica is a region of particular interest to Modern Greek history. It constituted a part of the Greek state from the first phase of its constitution and accommodates its capital up to today. The most important and certainly the most tragic moments of Greek history were unfolded in its area. Its worldwide fame is based on the unique monuments of the Acropolis which are surrounded by the traces of our modern history since the majority of the communities in the Basin were started by the settlement of refugees from Asia Minor, Pontus, Thrace and the influx of internal refugees and immigrants after the Second World War. In essence, the history and memories of the residents of Attica reflect the whole of Modern Greek history and the historical memory of the Greek nation.
Geographically the portal deals with the region of Attica as it was in the period 2006-2007 when the program was developed, thus, including regions that were not part of Attica during the Interwar period. Through evidences, texts, interviews and the histories of families there are references made to the history of Asia Minor, Pontus and Caucasus, Thrace and the broader area of the Ottoman Empire, regions from where the largest population of refugees and repatriated Greeks of the 20th century originated. The connection with the Diaspora through internet participation in the program of expatriates from various countries extends the geography of the program to the Hellenic centers of Diaspora. The gradual growth of the research and presentation begins from the administrative region, following the division in prefectures and municipalities and "goes down" to the level of selected pilot settlements, where a sweeping reconstitution of demographic units takes place, and to the level of families and persons for the exceptional cases of "informers" and those that submit evidence, documents or photographs.
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