This started with this comment by Father Peter, an Orthodox Priest with the Patriarchate of Constantinople, in Vienna, Austria on October 31, 2010.
Marko B., an Assistant Professor in Computer Science in Croatia, has been a long-term contributor to this blog and an ever helpful friend (as has been Father Peter).
I asked Marko whether he knew anything about this since he must have family from that period. Helpful as ever, he offered to write an essay. He wanted to know whether I would publish it. I think most people have worked out my attitude towards open, dialogue. So this is it. PLEASE feel free to comment.
I got it yesterday. I Marko’s behest I e-mailed it immediately to Father Peter. I have not heard back. Actually, we haven’t heard from Fr. Peter in many days.
I skimmed through the article. There is a lot of detail. I think you can ‘pick-and-peck’ through it. There are fascinating accounts by Marko’s relatives.
So, please read and let us know what you think. Yes, of course, I will publish other suitable essays.
Thank YOU, Marko B from Croatia. Please click on the image icon to open the small (161KB) PDF file. Version 2 as of Friday, Nov. 12.