The Research Center receives another grant from the Hellenic Foundation for the Exodus project
The Exodus project, by the Asia Minor and Pontus Hellenic Research Center, is the translation from Greek to English of survivor testimonials from the Great Catastrophe. Originally published in Greek by the Center for Asia Minor Studies in Athens in 1980, The Exodus chronicles the harrowing and heart wrenching experiences of those who survived against all odds. These testimonials play a crucial role in understanding what actually occurred before, during and after the Great Catastrophe. Their translation, from Greek to English, will greatly expand the knowledge of what actually happened to nearly a million Greeks, murdered by the Ottoman Turks, between 1913 and 1923.
We believe it is vitally important that the actual accounts of what happened, from the genocide survivors themselves, be shared with a wider audience, especially English speaking audiences in the U.S. and around the world. Preventing future atrocities, in large part, depends upon raising awareness about the horrors of the past. The Exodus project aims to
contribute, in beneficial ways, to that effort. This project will be completed by July 2022 so it can be available for the 100th commemoration of the burning of Smyrna.