Genocide in Asia Minor and Anatolia and the “Final Solution’s” Inspiration





The Greek Nationality Room Committee,
The Armenian Nationality Room Committee
Classrooms without Borders
The American Hellenic Foundation
of Western PA
The European Art Center of Greecee
and
The Department of Greek Education
of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America




Are coming together in September 2022
to commemorate the darkest chapters of humanity's 20th century history:
The Christian Genocide in Anatolia, the Pontus, and Asia Minor,
and the Holocaust.


Informational summaries and ways to participate are accessible by clicking on the links below,
or through the
Program's Main Page (HERE), and/or the sidebar at the top right,
or the master menu of this page.



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Sunday September 11 - Sunday September 25, 2022


"HRIPSIME'S AGONY, ATHENA'S MOURNING, AND RACHEL'S HEARTBREAK": AN ART EXHIBIT

PLEASE CONNECT VIA THE
GALLERIES LINK HERE

Works from those who died during the Christian Genocide in Asia Minor, the Pontus,
and Anatolia and inside the concentration camps during World War II, as well as from those who survived and their descendants are presented inside the Digital Galleries
via this
LINK HERE.



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Sunday September 11, 2022
7 PM


"HRIPSIME'S AGONY, ATHENA'S MOURNING, AND RACHEL'S HEARTBREAK"
Genocide in Asia Minor and Anatolia and the "Final Solution's" Inspiration

Formal Opening of the Program
The Christian Genocide in Anatolia, the Pontus, and Asia Minor

1915-1923 Christian Genocide as the Prelude to the Holocaust


Greetings by Distinguished Guests



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Monday September 12, 2022
7 PM

"TETRAODEON TRIBUTE TO THE NEOMARTYRS OF ASIA MINOR"

A musical/hymnologic commemoration of the Greeks in Anatolia and Asia Minor who were slaughtered in the Christian Genocide

Presented by members of the Byzantine Choir of the Greek Orthodox Metropolis of Pittsburgh


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Tuesday September 13, 2022
7 PM

ETTY: WRITING AS RESISTANCE

As the world closes in around her during World War II, Etty digs deep into her soul to root our hatred and bitterness, and finds a freedom within herself that is unshakeable. Using only Etty Hillesum's words, the play presents one woman's struggle to sustain humanity in the face of brutality.



Adapted from the diaries of Etty Hillesum and performed by Susan Stein. Directed by Austin Pendleton.


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Wednesday September 14, 2022
7 PM

"A PRISONER OF WAR'S STORY"
STRATIS DOUKAS

For the first time ever, the story will be presented in its English translation. Stratis Doukas is one of Greece's most renowned 20th century poets and authors.


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Thursday September 15, 2022
3 PM

"The Students of Umberto Primo"

The film will be viewable on-demand following
registration

A post-film discussion with director Alessandra Maioletti & Executive Producer Diane Boulanger
Moderated by Avi Ben Hur

The beautifully filmed docudrama, "The Students of Umberto Primo", brings to life the stories of nine young Jewish students studying at the Italian school, Umberto Primo, in Thessaloniki, Greece, during the time of Nazi occupation.


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Friday September 16, 2022
7 PM

"EXPERIENCES AND CREATIONS: VAGGELIS ANETOPOULOS"

The Greek Nationality Room of the Nationality Rooms Program at the University of Pittsburgh together with the European Art Center of Greece (EUARCE) will present a short history of how refugees from Asia Minor, landing in the area of Volos, revived and inspired the art of Greek pottery and ceramics in the 20th century. The history is from the memoirs of Vaggelis Anetopoulos, a scion of one of Greece's most renowned family of ceramists and potters.


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Saturday September 17, 2022
3 PM



PROGRAM

The Armenian Nationality Room of the Nationality Rooms and Intercultural Exchange Program at the University of Pittsburgh will be hosting an oral history / Genocide testimony and memory event in collaboration with the Uinversity of Southern California Shoah Foundation.


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7 PM

MEMORIES OF ASIA MINOR IN POEM

The winning entries in response to an international poetry competition on the theme will be presented; This competition is a collaboration between the European Art Center of Greece (EUARCE) and the American Hellenic Foundation of Western Pennsylvania.


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Sunday September 18, 2022
7 PM

"HRIPSIME'S AGONY, ATHENA'S MOURNING, AND RACHEL'S HEARTBREAK"

A Musical commemoration of, and tribute to the martyrs of the Christian Genocide in Anatolia, the Pontus, and Asia Minor, and the Jews in the Holocaust

Musical ensembles representing the Jewish Community of Western PA, the Armenian and the Greek Communities of Western PA will come together, inspired by memorial poetry, to offer a tribute and memorial to the martyrs of the darkest chapters of humanity's 20th century history


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Sunday September 25, 2022
5 PM

"Mapping Migration, Learning from Oral History: Ottoman Greek Immigration to Western Pennsylvania"

A Lecture-Presentation by Dr. Yiorgo Topalidis, Ph.D.
Interim Associate Director
Samuel Proctor Oral History Project
University of Florida

Until now, little was known about Greeks in the Ottoman Empire who migrated to America as immigrants prior to the Christian Genocide as well as those who were refugees to America during, and following this dark chapter in the history of Greeks. Dr. Topalidis' groundbreaking research has tracked these migrations to America. His lecture-presentation, for the first time, reveals those who settled in the greater Western PA region.

This event is being hosted by the Greek Nationality Room of the Nationality Rooms and Intercultural Exchange Programs at the University of Pittsburgh, the American Hellenic Foundation of Western PA, and the European Art Center of Greece (EUARCE)



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Sunday September 25, 2022
7 PM

"The Builders from Asia Minor"

A short documentary about the immigrants and refugees from Asia Minor, the Pontus, and Anatolia
who helped shape the Greek-American communities of the Tri-State area.

With hymns dedicated to the Neomartyrs of Asia Minor presented by members of the Byzantine Choir
of the Greek Orthodox Metropolis of Pittsburgh.



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For more information, please contact us at
contact@pahellenicfoundation.org

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