Christian Rights & Freedom Institute to Highlight 1955 Pogrom of Constantinople with Film “The Cruel Night”

Christian Rights & Freedom Institute to Highlight 1955 Pogrom of Constantinople with Film “The Cruel Night”


The Cruel Night,” A heart-wrenching documentary by Yorgos Moutevellis about the Pogrom of Constantinople, will be shown at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, March 7 by the Christian Rights & Freedom Institute at St. Katherine Greek Orthodox Church, 7100 Airport Road North, Naples, FL.

On that terrifying night of 6-7 September, 1955, 150,000 Christians of Istanbul, their homes, churches, and businesses were attacked, destroying a centuries-long Christian presence.  Dr. Harry Dimopoulos, a survivor of the Pogrom, will provide commentary and his eyewitness account.

Read About the Pogrom of Constantinople

To learn more about the Pogrom of Constantinople grin articles written by Dr. Harry Dimopoulos and Anthony J. Limberakis, MD, and National Commander of The Order of St. Andrew the Apostle, please visit read more below:

The film is free to CRFI Season Subscribers.  For all others, the cost is $10 at the door.  The film is open to the public.  For more information, please visit or call 239-465-4341.

Questions about this release?  Please contact Carol Dimopoulos at or call 484-241-1577.

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About author

Carol Dimopoulos

Carol Hamilton Dimopoulos is a graduate of University of Illinois (Urbana/Champaign) ’66 with a major in Foods/Business and minor in Journalism. She worked as a reporter for the Champaign-Urbana News Gazette, and as a medical editor for M. D. Anderson Hospital in Houston, TX. After her 3 children were born, she traveled the world with her husband’s work and settled in Bethlehem, PA where she became a volunteer for a non-profit regional youth ballet, Ballet Guild of the Lehigh Valley, Inc. She served as Board President and CEO for 10 years for that organization. Six years ago Carol and Harry moved to Naples, FL where they became members and volunteers at St. Katherine Greek Orthodox Church and 3 years ago for the newly-formed Christian Rights and Freedom Institute. Carol is honored to be a contributor on their behalf to OCN.