"Yes, we have been and still are the most martyred nation in Europe ... The Bulgarians are born to live free, to enjoy life, to create. On our way we met strong enemies in the face of the nations most advanced in culture and civilization, which two or three times now have drawn us backwards."
The remarkable book "The Ruin of the Thracian Bulgarians in 1913" is a documentary work on the forcible expulsion of hundreds of thousands of refugees, the heavy losses they suffered, their suffering and pain, and the harsh destiny of a refugee. This book is a 'must' for every Bulgarian.
On 28 June 1913 the Turkish troops entered Thrace in violation of the Peace Treaty of London which delineated the Midia-Enos borderline and accomplished genocide against the Bulgarian population, ruined and destroyed hundreds of Bulgarian villages from which they expelled and robbed the population of their property which has never been compensated until now, a hundred years later.