April 27, 2011

Newly Discovered Video of Smyrna Refugees In 1922

George Magarian and the YMCA - Smyrna, Athens, Pireaus - the Refugees of 1922

George Magarin was born in 1895 and graduated from the American College in Konya, Turkey. Later he worked for the YMCA in Konya. With a 35 mm camera he captured this footage which for over 85 years was unknown but to his wife living in New York. Finally in 2008 his grandson found it and had it restored so that we are able to view it today.