Interviewees

Greek interviewees

Manthos Sarris

was the Secretary General of the Municipality of Larissa from 2015-2017. He was a candidate Member of the Parliament with Syriza in 2015. He was one of the founding members of Syriza and was the secretary of the regional party committee. During the dictatorship (1967-1974) he was a high school student in Athens and in the interview he shares his experience from these years.

George Oikonomoulas

is a retired mechanic. He was born and raised in Farkadona, a small town of the Thessaly region. During the Military Junta he was in his late teens. He is sharing his experience on how the Junta affected life in the countryside of Greece.

Gerasimos Mpetsimeas

was an active member of the Communist Youth Organization of Greece. He also participated in the anti-dictatorial movement during the years 1967-1974 of the dictatorship in Thessaloniki and Thessaly. He was in exile for many years on different islands. He was one of the last 50 prisoners of the military junta who was freed after its fall in 1974.

Eleftheria Mpetsimea

was a nurse and an active member of the anti-dictatorial movement. During the junta (1967-1974) she was arrested. In the interview she shares her experience from these years and also speaks about solidarity.

Evangelia Babaniari

is manager of the Trikala branch of the Hellenic League Against Rheumatism Association. She was born and grew up in Sikourio, Larisis, a town near the city of Larissa. She was a student during the Military Junta. In the interview, she shares her experience on how everyday life and school was in a rural area of Greece during that period.

Video interviews can be screened here.