Temou, Flora

Flora Temou was born in Statitsa, Greece in 1936. She witnessed first hand the civil war that spread through Greece in the aftermath of World War 2. She describes the impact of witnessing the combat with her region, and her harrowing evacuation to Poland, along with other local children. In her interview, she describes the emotional pain of being separated from her family, and the sadness surrounding her father’s disappearance during the conflict. Flora’s story concludes with her journey to Canada- arriving as a refugee as a 21-year old woman in 1957.

Flora shared her story in 2014 with her grandson, Crestwood student James Moskowski.