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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.


Savvas Rotsidis (Σάββας Ροτσίδης) statue

Ανδριάντας Σάββα ΡΟτσίδη (2)n Ανδριάντας Σάββα ΡΟτσίδη (9)n

Artist: Unknown 

Location: Mammari village, opposite “Savvas Rotsidis” association premises.

Nicosia district. 

Category: EOKA 1955-59

Photography: Evangelia Matthopoulou

The initiative for the memorial was taken by Mammari Community Committee and there was a fundraising to cover the construction costs. The unveiling took place on April 7th 1968. 

Selected sources:
~ Αγών (Agon), April 7, 1968, p. 5.
~ Φιλελεύθερος (Fileleftheros), October 27, 1961, p. 5.