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Old 02-10-2010, 09:19 AM   #1
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Sister Augustine Bewicke on the Macedonian autonomy

January 4, 1919

St. Paul's Hospital, Salonika

Dear Sir, Please excuse the liberty I take in writing you, it is because the final settlement in the
Balkans is of vital interest to the Catholics in these countries. - I have been 33 years in this mission, the Uniate Catholic Mission, which at the beginning of the Second Balkan War counted about 10,000 Catholics. The Treaty of Bucharest, which divided Macedonia without any regard to justice, was the cause of these poor people being dispersed on account of their Slav language, which was forbidden in Churches and schools. - The Bishop had his residence in Salonika, he has now been in exile more then 3 years, his priests are dispersed, his flock is indeed without pastors, nor do we have any hope of his return to any place under Greek or Serbian rule. - The Greeks will not admit the Slav language in Churches or schools; the inhabitants of Macedonia are in the great majority Slavs; they call themselves Macedonians, and what they desire and what we ardently desire for them is an autonomy under European control. - I whatever way Macedonia might be divided; the people would be always discontented, and would fight again as soon as possible. The only hope I can foresee is in strong autonomy, which neither Greeks nor Bulgarians nor Serbs would dare attack; then the Macedonians, who are really intelligent and docile when they are well treated. would peacefully develop this beautiful fertile country... Surely Europe will not leave Macedonia under people whom the Macedonians hate, and whom they will continually fight...


Sister Augustine Bewicke, sister of mercy.

Source: Public Record Office (London) - FO 608/44. Peace Conference (British delegation), 1919.


This document is very valuable!
Are there more like it to be found? YES!
Visit your local library or your National Archive and take a look!

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You can find the above also in "Macedonian review", Tom 18-20 published by Kulturen Zhivot, 1988 year and "Documents on the struggle of the Macedonian people for independence and a nation-state, Tom 1" Univerzitet "Kiril i Metodij"--Skopje. Fakultet za filozofsko-istoriski nauki, Institut za nacionalna istorija, Kultura, 1985 (Skopje, Macedonia)
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You can find the above also in "Macedonian review", Tom 18-20 published by Kulturen Zhivot, 1988 year and "Documents on the struggle of the Macedonian people for independence and a nation-state, Tom 1" Univerzitet "Kiril i Metodij"--Skopje. Fakultet za filozofsko-istoriski nauki, Institut za nacionalna istorija, Kultura, 1985 (Skopje, Macedonia)
Thank you Bratot, I do own the Macedonian version of "Documents on the struggle of the Macedonian people for independence and a nation-state, Tom 1", but is there a possibility to obtain the original document?
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I guess only in the Republic. You or someone of us can ask a friend in Skopje to look for the original and to buy it.
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I guess only in the Republic. You or someone of us can ask a friend in Skopje to look for the original and to buy it.
Bratot, I mean this original document:
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Source: Public Record Office (London) - FO 608/44. Peace Conference (British delegation), 1919
The book from where this is quoted from I have already, but the Macedonian version of it.
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Daskalot as always an excellent find. You always pull out the big guns
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Bratot, I mean this original document:


The book from where this is quoted from I have already, but the Macedonian version of it.

Ochh sorry bro, didn't get it

I will ask about the original and the possible way to have at least a copy of it.

P.S. I woudl appreciate if you make a scan from the macedonian version of the book, the quoted page. Could you please?
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Ochh sorry bro, didn't get it

I will ask about the original and the possible way to have at least a copy of it.

P.S. I woudl appreciate if you make a scan from the macedonian version of the book, the quoted page. Could you please?
No problem, I will post it in a few hours.
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Thanks to Vodenka for posting this on MakNews

Sister Augustine Bewicke on the Macedonian autonomy, January 4, 1919!

"St. Paul’s Hospital, Salonika Dear Sir, Please excuse the liberty I take in writing you, it is because the final settlement in the Balkans is of vital interest to the Catholics in these countries. - I have been 33 years in this Mission, the Uniate Catholic Mission, which at the beginning of the Second Balkan War counted about 10,000 Catholics. The Treaty of Bucharest, which divided Macedonia without any regard to justice, was the cause of these poor people being dispersed on account of their Slav language, which was forbidden in Churches and schools. - The Bishop had his residence in Salonika, he has now been in exile more then 3 years, his priests are dispersed, his flock is indeed without pastors, nor do we have any hope of his return to any place under Greek or Serbian rule. - The Greeks will not admit the Slav language in Churches or schools; the inhabitants of Macedonia are in the great majority Slavs; they call themselves Macedonians, and what they desire and what we ardently desire for them is an autonomy under European control. - I whatever way Macedonia might be divided, the people would be always discontented, and would fight again as soon as possible. The only hope I can foresee is in strong autonomy, which neither Greeks nor Bulgars nor Serbs would dare attack; then the Macedonians, who are really intelligent and docile when they are well treated. would peacefully develop this beautiful fertile country… Surely Europe will not leave Macedonia under people whom the Macedonians hate, and whom they will continually fight…"

Taken from Public Record Office (London) - FO 608/44. Peace Conference (British delegation), 1919.
http://documents-mk.blogspot.com/2010/0 ... onomy.html
and this:
http://documents-mk.blogspot.com/2010/0 ... -1916.html
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