Discussion between the renowned historian and journalist Margarita Pournara as part of the series “Asia Minor, the Baton of Memory”
The first guest in the Hellenic American Union’s new series of events titled "Meetings with a View", historian Alexander Kitroeff, will discuss common myths about Smyrna and Asia Minor but also how, a century later, historical research has managed to paint a very different picture of the destruction of Ionia.
Historian Alexander Kitroeff has taught for many years in the USA. His research interest focuses on the Hellenic Diaspora, whether it is the Egyptians of the 19th century or the Greek Americans of the 20th. In 2012, he served as a historical consultant to the documentary Smyrna: The Destruction of a Cosmopolitan City by director and screenwriter Maria Ilioi, where he presented previously unknown documents found in US and European archives