My Father’s Story, Part 1: Hunger and War

After ninety years on this Earth, my father passed away in March of this year. Here, I share the remarkable life of Arthur Alimonos as he tells it, beginning in 1933 in the little-known village of Magoula, Greece. Having lost his father to tuberculosis at age five, Arthur struggled to survive in a family of four brothers, a sister, and a destitute mother. In the following years, he experienced poverty, hunger, the Nazi capture of his family, and the violence of Communist radicals.

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