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June 2013

Violence against delegates of the people: 50 years from the assassination of Grigoris Lambrakis

The Hellenic Parliament Foundation’s new exhibition Violence against delegates of the people: 50 years from the assassination of Grigoris Lambrakis was inaugurated at the Foundation’s exhibition hall (14  Amalia’s Avenue) by the President of the Hellenic Parliament Mr. Evangelos Meimarakis on Tuesday, June 18th 2013.
Through a selection of photographs, newspapers, magazine articles, correspondence, notes, works of art, films, documentaries and testimonies, the exhibition presents the violent attack against the Members of Parliament of the United Democratic Left [EDA], Grigoris Lambrakis and Yorgis Tsarouchas, in Salonica, on May 22nd, 1963; the life and initiatives of the two delegates; the incidents of the day of the attack and the days that followed until the death and mass attended funeral of Lambrakis; the literary, art, cinematographic interpretation of the events and their impact on Greece’s political history and democracy.
The exhibition material has been selected from the Hellenic Parliament Library, the Contemporary Social History Archives, the Marathon Run Museum, the Diplomatic and Historic Archive of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the ‘Konstantinos G. Karamanlis’ Foundation, the General State Archives of Greece, the ERT Museum- Archive, the Tsaroucha family archive, the Delaportas family archive, Mikis Theodorakis’ archive, and other institutions.

The exhibition will remain on view until the end of the year.

14 Amalias Avenue, Syntagma Square, Athens
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