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"Kalimera Men Beirut," a new documentary short by George Eid, recounts the stories of Greeks who fled to Lebanon in 1922 .The grandson of Paul Mazidji, a Greek from Smyrna, Eid spoke of his upbringing between a Lebanese father and Greek mother.A member of the Greek Club of Beirut, Najjar said that most Greeks settled around Beirut but that there were some in Tripoli and other areas of Lebanon.Panayiotis Andrioti, the president of the Greek Association of Lebanon, said around 30,000 Greeks arrived in Mandate Lebanon in 1922 and a large number of their descendants remain to this day. After Lebanon's Civil War apparently ended in 1990, Andrioti said, around 10,000 of the original 30,000 Greek descendants remained. Theodore Passas, Greek ambassador to Lebanon, recalls how his father – a naval officer in the early 1940s – found his way to Beirut.
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