Οι Σουηδοί πρόσφεραν πολλά στην Κεφαλονιά. Έχτισαν δύο νοσοκομεία στο Αργοστόλι, και πρόσφεραν ξυλεία, για την κατασκευή πολλών κατοικιών. Προς το τέλος φαίνεται η κατασκευή του Παιδικού Νοσοκομείου, που σήμερα είναι σε κατάστασση διάλυσης. Από το μεγάλο νοσοκομείο λειτουργούν κάποια τμήματα.
Καίνε εκείνες οι φωτογραφίες του “πριν” και του “μετά”.

Γιάννης Κρούσος

(Μετάφραση από τα Σουηδικά στα Αγγλικά)

The earthquake on the Ionian islands on August 12, 1953 had a magnitude of 7.2. The quake, along with other minor quakes during the days just before and after the 12th, directly caused 476 people’s death. With the same force as in 63 million tonnes of trotyl, the entire Kefalonia was lifted 60 centimeters out of the sea within a few seconds. The long-term consequences for islands such as Kefalonia and Ithaca would be even more disastrous. In principle, every building on the affected islands was leveled with the ground or seriously damaged. The people on the islands, who have just endured a world war and a bloody civil war, had now been hit by a lightning-fast and all-embracing disaster. It is no wonder that the islanders, at that team, gave up. P. D. Gick, captain of the British hunter Daring, who arrived in Kefalonia shortly after the quake described how the people of Argostoli had gathered down the pier hoping to fit in a ship that could take them from there. “They didn’t care about food or water, but just wanted to come to a piece of land that didn’t move,” the captain describes. Over 100,000 people left the islands after the earthquake, many to never return. Even today, the population of Cephalonia amounts to only 36,000. Before the 1953 earthquake, it was 125,000.