Peter Katsogiannos Museum visit & concert

The Ottoman occupation of Greece is a subject that has not been covered in any school textbook I’ve ever read. The occupation was a dark time for Greece and many of my ancestors suffered during it. I appreciated how much of the museum placed a focus on the parts of Greek history that society tends to shy away from. Upon completing the tour of the museum I had a much deeper understanding of the strife and turmoil this country has suffered.

I believe that studying these parts of history respects those who suffered during them. I’m glad the Benaki museum is making it a part of their goal to exhibit such pieces and am happy that I was a part of this program which allowed me to experience it.

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