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As this year marks the 100th anniversary of the Asia Minor Catastrophe, we are honored to present to you a historical document of our collection from those dark days for Hellenism.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.

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The movie “Smyrna” at Lausanne

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.

Grèce, 2021
Durée : 120′
langues : V.O. grec, anglais, turc / sous-titres français

Jeudi 2 juin 2022, à 20h
Pathé Les Galeries, salle 3
Rue du Petit-Chêne 27, Lausanne

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

Avec le soutien (communication) :
Association Amitiés gréco-suisses
Association des Grecs de Lausanne “ESTIA”
Association des Hellènes & Philhellènes de la Côte “AKTI”

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