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The Great Fire of Smyrna – The Genocide of Greeks in Asia Minor Remembered

September 18 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
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100th Anniversary Commemoration

The Great Fire of Smyrna – The Genocide of Greeks in Asia Minor Remembered
September 18, 1:00 pm (CDT) | Hosted by Illinois Holocaust Museum

The Great Fire of Smyrna (Καταστροφή της Σμύρνης) started on September 13, 1922, after the Turkish armed forces entered Smyrna, a deliberate act by the Turkish government to destroy or expel Greeks and any other Christian population. The entire Greek and Armenian quarters of the city were destroyed, forcing civilians to flee. Historians believe that the number of victims was in the tens of thousands, while the number of refugees was over a million.

Join us online or at Illinois Holocaust Museum with Asia Minor and Pontos Hellenic Research Center for an afternoon of discussion and presentations by renowned scholars and educators as they address one of the most tragic events in modern Greek history. Presenters will include:

George Shirinian, Author and Executive Director, Zoryan Institute

Dr. Constantine Hatzidimitriou, Adjunct Assistant Professor at St. John’s University and City University of New York

Dr. Paul Bartrop, Emeritus Professor, Florida Gulf Coast University

Kelley Szany, Senior Vice President of Education and Exhibitions, Illinois Holocaust Museum, and Co-Chair, Illinois Holocaust & Genocide Commission

This commemoration is free to the public. Register: https://ihm.ec/smyrna2022

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Date:
September 18
Time:
11:00 am - 1:00 pm
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by Zoom