Georgios Makkas

Leros, GREECE

Diar, a 13 year old Syrian Kurd, stands in the ruins of the abandoned Lepida psychiatric hospital.

Originally constructed, in 1930 by fascist Italy, as barracks for Italian soldiers serving in the aeronautical base of Portolago, it was then, for a short period after WWII, a re-education camp for the children of Greek Communists. In 1958, it was converted into the biggest psychiatric hospital in the country. The conditions for the patients were horrific and it was shut down in the late 1980s and the patients moved into smaller buildings in the grounds and elsewhere on the island.

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Georgios Makkas
City
Leros
Country
GREECE
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52.02 x 41.59 cm (300 dpi)
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