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The first Greek woman ship radio operator | Sunday 04 December 2022

In 1974, Evgenia Rakitzi joins her fiancé working on tankers. She discovered a new profession along with storms, exotic ports, challenges, dangers, and a wedding on board.

Interviewee: Evgenia Rakitzi
Field Reporter: Antonia Markoviti
Producer: Maya Filippopoulou
Sound Designer: Alex Retsis
Sound Editor: Dimitris Papadakis
Voiceover: Eva Kesserling
Photographer: Stefanos Bertakis

Istorima is the bigest project of recording and preserving oral histories of Greece. Over 1,000 young researchers find narrators, listen, collect and save stories of people from all over Greece : Stories of their place, stories of love, stories that changed us or defined us, stories modern or old. Stories that are not recorded in the history books and that could be lost in time. Istorima is the co-creation of the journalist Sofia Papaioannou and the historian Katherine Fleming and is implemented with a founding donation from the Stavros Niarchos Foundation (SNF) as part of his Youth Reboot and Empowerment initiative (learn more at The more than 20,000 stories are being published in their entirety in stages at Excerpts of the stories are published in the form of podcasts, videos or written stories at


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