Conference : The library of Melissa in Lausanne, at the service of Hellenism and Swiss society

Six years after the creation of the Association Melissa for Hellenism (Dec. 2016), Mr. Georgios Sgourdos, President, will talk about the background and the purpose of the creation of our library and will present to the Lausanne public a selection of books and historical documents, with emphasis on the ancient books of the 16th century from our collection, published in Greek language in Switzerland. A discussion with the public will follow as well as an aperitif.
This event will be a great opportunity to get to know each other better and strengthen our relationships.

Sunday, November 27, 2022 at 5 p.m.

Hôtel Continental, place de la Gare 2, Lausanne

Language : Greek

Free entrance

Autograph letter signed by E. Venizelos requesting humanitarian aid from an eminent American diplomat

Letter of E. Venizelos -from our collection (Lausanne)

As this year marks the 100th anniversary of the Asia Minor Catastrophe, we are honored to present to you a historical document of our collection from those dark days for Hellenism. It is an autographed full-page letter of Eleftherios Venizelos (1864-1936), signed on October 24, 1922. With this letter, E. Venizelos requests humanitarian aid from an eminent American diplomat. The style of his writing reflects the criticality of the situation and the necessity of sending help urgently. The recipient, John Hays Hammond (1855-1936), was a successful American engineer, diplomat, philanthropist and close friend of President William Howard Taft. Hammond was appointed US ambassador special and chairman of the Coal Commission in 1922.

“My dear Mr. Hammond, Continue reading “Autograph letter signed by E. Venizelos requesting humanitarian aid from an eminent American diplomat”

The movie “Smyrna” at Geneva

Smyrne, ville cosmopolite, la “Perle de l’Orient”. Puis, la Catastrophe de Smyrne en 1922. Le film présente les évènements historiques à travers la vie des membres d’une famille grecque de Smyrne de 1915 à 1922.

Η ταινία βασίζεται στο ομώνυμο θεατρικό έργο της Μιμής Ντενίση που παρακολούθησαν περισσότεροι από 1.000.000 θεατές. Πρόκειται για την πιο ακριβή παραγωγή της ιστορίας του ελληνικού κινηματογράφου, με εξαιρετική σκηνοθεσία και ερμηνεία γνωστών Ελλήνων και ξένων ηθοποιών.

Grèce, 2021
Durée : 120′
Langues : V.O. grec, anglais, turc / sous-titres français
Âge légal/suggéré 16/16

Jeudi 9 juin 2022, à 19h
Boulevard de Saint-Georges 8, Genève

Entrée : plein tarif CHF 20.- / jeunes (16-18 ans) : CHF 10.-


Κριτική της ταινίας (Athens Voice)

Αφίσα (από τις προβολές στην Ελλάδα)

Nous remercions pour leur soutien (communication) :
Association gréco-suisse Jean-Gabriel Eynard
Association Hellénique de Genève
Communauté Hellénique de Genève
Association des Dames Grecques de Genève
Association des Grecs de Constantinople en Suisse
Association des Hellènes et Philhellènes de la Côte “Akti”

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