In this initial podcast of the American Hellenic Institute, Georgetown Professor Ismini Lamb speaks on “Correcting Three Misconceptions about the 1922 Smyrna Catastrophe.” She delivered her remarks in Washington, D.C., October 4, 2019, to a full house at AHI on the occasion of the Institute’s commemoration of the 92nd anniversary of the Catastrophe. Prof. Lamb was introduced by AHI President Nick Larigakis, and AHI board member, James Marketos, Esq., who delivered remarks on “Why We Remember Smyrna.”
Professor Lamb is Director of the Modern Greek Studies Program at Georgetown. She is working on a biography of George Horton who was U.S. Consul in Smyrna until the Great Fire began on September 13, 1922. Horton spent the last hours before his own evacuation signing passes for those entitled to American protection and transportation to Piraeus.