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Memories of Asia Minor Catastrophe Digitized by University of Florida

The 100 year anniversary of the Asia Minor catastrophe will be marked in a digital series prepared at the University of Florida's Samuel Proctor Oral History Program. The series titled "Remembering 1922", includes twelve memories of migration from the late...

Brutal Murder of Metropolitan Chrysostomos of Smyrna Still Haunts Greece

On September 10, 1922, a Turkish mob brutally lynched Metropolitan Chrysostomos, the spiritual leader of the Greek Orthodox in Smyrna.

The Great Fire of Smyrna: One of the Darkest Moments in Greek History

The Great Fire of Smyrna and the killing of dozens of thousands of Greeks and Armenians by the Turkish Army and renegades several years after the end of WWI still remains one of the darkest moments of Greek history. Nevertheless,...

The Japanese Ship that Saved Greeks During Smyrna Catastrophe

The story of the Japanese ship that saved Armenians and Greeks from genocide after the Smyrna Catastrophe was the theme of a Tokyo lecture.

100-Year-Old Melissa Orphanage Searching for Former Residents

The Melissa orphanage in Thessaloniki is trying to find people who once lived there to hear their stories and reconnect with them.