Help us carry on the difficult, yet so important effort of rescuing and preserving the historical memory of Greek refugees, and proliferating it to the next generations


  The Historical Archive of Refugee Hellenism, as the legal entity of the Municipality of Kalamaria, since its establishment and operation has undertaken a great project, of moral and national importance. It gathers valuable historical treasures, with the potential for continuous improvement and development, highlighting a part of the country’s social history.
At the same time, it takes care of the preservation and strengthening of the historical memory and its promotion in a modern, effective and decent way and records knowledge through the experiential values of Greek refugees, who are also the core of Hellenism.
All the archival material is constantly enriched, with scientific and research interests, which relate to the social and cultural history of Greek refugees as a whole and contributes to the creative approach of the past with the present, documenting its historical character.




  We continue the 25-year successful course of our Historical Archive in an effort to improve its awareness by increasing the website traffic and displaying its publications or digital archival material (books, maps, documents, recorded or video cassettes, etc.) in a variety of ways. It should be noted that their digitization and cataloguing continue, and will be completed in a short time. Among the objectives of the new Administration are:

  • Establishment of a permanent student competition.
  • Disposal of HARH publications from central bookstores. Permanent promotion from sites in Kalamaria and Thessaloniki.
  • Enrichment of the library with the volumes of the magazines and newspapers of The Greeks of the East.
  • Cooperation with the technical service of the Municipality and the “Attica Metro” for the construction and installation of a sculpture of “Argos” at the central station of Pontos/Metamorfosis, as well as information material with photographs of Greek refugees at the other stations of Kalamaria.

  Any archival material you have at home, make it available to HARH for scanning and electronic storage for the benefit of its research objectives. Right after that, it’s returned to you.



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Activity of Historical Archive of Refugee Hellenism (HARH)

– Research programs

– Volunteer work

– Educational programs

– Literary and artistic contests


Events at the cultural center "Propontis"

Campbell Settlement Column of Remembrance

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Events at the cultural center "Propontis"

100 years since the Pontian Genocide

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Events at the cultural center "Propontis"

To you, who laid out your loving hand

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The Historical Archive of Refugee Hellenism provides:
  • Public archives
  • Private collections
  • Map collections
  • Newspaper and publication collections
  • Photography and post card collection
  • Oral witness archive
  • New and old edition library

The Historical Archive of Refugee Hellenism  of the Municipality of Kalamaria is in Northern Greece, the only public body involved in the

          The first poem is written by Simos Lianides and published in the folklore magazine Pontian Focus of

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