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Memorial to Savvas Rotsidis (Σάββας Ροτσίδης)

Σάββας Ροτσίδης (1)n Σάββας Ροτσίδης (5)n

Artist: Unknown

Location: Yeratzia area, Agridia. Limassol district 

Category: ΕΟΚΑ 1955-59

Photography: Evangelia Matthopoulou

Savvas Rotsidis was the last EOKA fighter to die. The memorial was commissioned by the “The Prophet Ilias” Agridia emigrants association and The Board for the Historical Memory of the EOKA 1955-59 Struggle (ΣΙΜΑΕ/SIMAE). The unveiling took place on November 24th 2002.

The location was chosen on purpose to mark the place where the fighter died. On the right hand side of the monument is briefly noted the incident of his death. 

Selected sources:

Κρατικό Αρχείο Κύπρου, Αρχείο Πολιτιστικών Υπηρεσιών Υπουργείου Παιδείας & Πολιτισμού (State Archive of Cyprus): 268/1968/19, Meeting Minutes May 13, 1999.