Mar 22, 2018 - Sale 2470

Sale 2470 - Lot 92

Price Realized: $ 2,750
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 100 - $ 200
GREEK GENOCIDE: "A MILLION CHRISTIANS . . . THREATENED WITH . . . DEATH" VENIZELOS, ELEUTHERIOS. Three items, each Signed, "E.K. Venizélos," to John Hays Hammond: Autograph Letter * Two Typed Letters. The first, ALS, inviting him and his family to a luncheon. The second, soliciting help relieving the refugee crisis occurring in Greece. The third, expressing gratitude for his help. Together 4 pages, 4to or 8vo, "Légation de Grèce" or personal stationery; generally good condition. Santa Barbara, 24 December 1921; [London], 24 October; Lausanne, 7 December 1922

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24 October: ". . . [A] great disaster has come over my country, resulting in the expulsion of a million Christians from Asia Minor and Thrace, who are now threatened with starvation and death under the very eyes of Europe too worn-out by the convulsions of the last ten years to cast more than an apathetic glance on the appalling sufferings caused by the mistakes of its diplomatists. . . ."
Between 1914 and 1923, over 3 million Greeks, Armenians, and Assyrians were killed in a Turkish program to remove Christian minorities from Thrace and Asia Minor.