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AHI Commemorates “OXI Day: The Historical Meaning of the Epic of October 28, 1940-41”
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November 3, 2005—No. 95 (202) 785-8430

AHI Commemorates “OXI Day: The Historical Meaning of the Epic of October 28, 1940-41”

WASHINGTON, DC—The American Hellenic Institute commemorated the 65th Anniversary of “OXI” day, Greece’s refusal on October 28th 1940 to surrender to Mussolini’s Italian fascist government. On October 27, 2005, Dr. Christos P. Ioannides, Director of the Center for Byzantine and Modern Greek Studies at Queens College, CUNY gave a presentation on “OXI Day: The Historical Meaning of the Epic of October 28, 1940-1941” at AHI headquarters, the Hellenic House. Greece’s heroic resistance played a pivotal role in the ultimate victory of the Allied Forces in World War II. Please find the summary and photographs of Dr. Ioannides’ presentation attached.

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