Wednesday , October 27 2021

In Larissa was buried veteran journalist Lazaros Arseniou


His funeral took place at a new cemetery in the city, in the presence of the mayor Larissa Apostolos Kalogiannis and representatives of the journalistic world. Also members of the resistance movement participated, SYRIZA Larissa's delegation with him MP Nikos Papadopoulosbut Larisa's delegation from the KKE.

In his speech, the chairman of the Association of the Editors of Thessalia, Sterea Hellas and Evia, Dimitris Hortarias, commemorated the life and course of Thessalian, the longest-running journalist, noting that "if the loss is a function of supply, the gap left by the death of Lazarus Arsenios is enormous. "

Among other things, Mr. Herquarias stressed that Lazaros Arseniou "he was a man who accurately recorded several historical events in Thessaly "referring to the psychic power of Lazarus Arsenios, who even shortly before his death and despite his advanced age had the opportunity to write articles and improve books.

Lazaros Arseni was born in Kalambaka in 1915. After finishing school Junior High School in Trikala, he worked in the "Independent" Athens. With his death he worked in "Papyro". In the war in 1940-41 he took part as a reserve lieutenant in the Battle of Pindus and injured in Albania with traumatic damage to his soft throat. After obtaining the permit, he participated in the retaliation of the spring attack on the Bushi ridge, continuing with 731 heights.

From May 1941, he was involved in the reconstruction of secret KKE organizations and the creation of EAM in Thessaly. 1943 he was elected a member of the Panamassian Committee of the EAM at his first congress.

After the liberation he was activated in the publication of the newspaper "Alithia" with EAM from Larissa. Along with the persecution in 1946. He entered illegality and issued a secret printing house about 40 leaves in the shape of 17.5 x 25. On May 8, 1948, he went upstairs and took over the press of the "Partisan" of the Democratic Army. After his release, he settled in Larissa.

He also worked in the local newspaper Thessalian News, the director of the Cooperative News magazine of the Agricultural Cooperative Union in Larisa, and has been a regular contributor for 30 years (1968-1999) of the Economikos Tahridromos journal in Athens. The magazine "Athena" published literary and folkloric articles, and was a correspondent of Athenian newspapers and a partner of the "Reuters" agency.

Lazar Arseniou he was a member of the Association of Editors of Thessaly – Sterea Ellada – Evia and two years ago he was honored for his offerwhile he was honored with a medal and other prizes.

He was awarded the National Resistance Fighter medal. Former President of the Republic, Karolos Papoulias, awarded him the Honorary Golden Cross of the Order of Honor as a journalist and writer, as well as the Athanasios Botsis Foundation for "Contributing to the development of journalism and its participation in the national resistance movement". The municipality of Kalambaka gave him a board and diploma "Honor", and the Trikala commune awarded him the Golden and Silver Medal.

In 2016, the Edessa Union in Central Greece and Evia honored him for his general offer. Possessing diplomas, he was honored by other organizations.

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