Official archives and oral testimonies: Presentation of a joint research program

On November 21st 2016, Ms. Aliki Arouh (Anatolia alumna) from the Archives of the Jewish Community of Thessaloniki, Dr. Aigli Brouskou (ACT professor), Anthropologist, and Ms. Areti Makri (ACT alumna) from the Historical Archives of Macedonia presented at the ACT Bissell Library their joint research project titled: “The interface between official archives and oral testimonies. The story of Dario, a baby Shoah survivor from Salonica”. It is a unique project that refers to the incredible story of a Jewish newborn that was left in the care of the Aghios Stylianos Foundling Home in Thessaloniki for his protection in 1943. The boy survived the Holocaust against all odds and was discovered by the researchers living in Canada.

It was an event organized by the ACT, Division of Humanities and Social Sciences with the support of the Michael and Kitty Dukakis Center for Public and Humanitarian Service and it was well attended (among others) by Anatolia and ACT colleagues and a good number of ACT and Study Abroad students who were later involved into a dynamic discussion.

More on his story you can find in this article.


Since being founded in 1886 in Merzifon of Asia Minor, Anatolia has been synonymous with quality education. Based in Thessaloniki since 1923, Anatolia College is a private, non-for-profit educational institution imbued with the highest ideals of Greek and American education. Today, Anatolia comprises three academic divisions, offering education of the highest standards to young people as well as adults from Greece, the US and the Balkans: Anatolia Elementary School (Kindergarten - 6th Grade), Anatolia High School (Gymnasion and Lykeion High School and IBDP), and ACT - American College of Thessaloniki, which offers graduate and post-graduate programs. At the same time, CTY Greece (Center for Talented Youth) operates at Anatolia College since 2014, in collaboration with Johns Hopkins University and the Stavros Niarchos Foundation.

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