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Amalia (née Koutsouri-Vourekas), Lady Fleming

(1912-1986), Greek doctor, activist and politician; second wife of Sir Alexander Fleming

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During the Axis occupation in Greece, she took part in the National Resistance, for which she was jailed by the Italians. She married Sir Alexander Fleming in 1953 but was widowed less than two years later. She was arrested by the Greek junta during the period of dictatorship for acts of resistance, imprisoned and in 1971, released due to health problems. She wrote A Piece of Truth, a personal account of her imprisonment and the trial of Alexandros Panagoulis. She returned to Greece in 1974 and was elected to the Greek Parliament 3 times. She campaigned for human rights working with Amnesty International and other organisations. Following her death, a hospital in Athens was founded and named after her.

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Marion Sarafis and others at a demonstration in London, by Unknown photographer - NPG x136746

Marion Sarafis and others at a demonstration in London

by Unknown photographer
colour snapshot print, 23 February 1973
NPG x136746

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Amalia (née Koutsouri-Vourekas), Lady Fleming

by Unknown photographer
halftone reproduction tear sheet, published 21 January 1959
NPG x193422

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