Press Release: Book and Documentary about the Asia Minor Catastrophe

Press Release: Book and Documentary about the Asia Minor Catastrophe

The Hellenic History Foundation (IDISME) and the Cultural Foundation of JUADN

are co-organizing, on Thursday May 2 at 18:30 

at the War Museum of Athens (Ioannis Kapodistrias Amphitheatre)

a book launch entitled

“The Asia Minor Campaign by Kostas Missaelidis.
His Correspondences from the Front (1919-1922)

The event will include a screening of the history documentary

“The East Has Set”

directed by Alexandros Papailiou.

Nearly a century after the Asia Minor Catastrophe,

one of the biggest tragedies of the 20th century, IDISME

with the support of the Cultural Foundation of JUADN

undertook the publication of the archives 

of Asia Minor-born journalist and war correspondent

Kostas Missaelidis (1883, Nicomedia of Bithynie – 1955, N. Smyrne, Athens).

The history documentary “The East Has Set” was part of the official programme

of the 21st Thessaloniki Documentary Festival.

The film was written and directed by Alexandros Papaeliou.

Historical Consultant: Irini Sarioglou

Narration: Giorgos Kentros

Music:John Borgia

Entrance is free (priority seating).

Book seats by calling 210-6669131 

Monday to Friday 09:00-16:00

or with an e-mail to rg.emsidi@ofni>.

A press conference about the event will take place at 12:00 p.m.

on Tuesday, April 30 at JUADN (20, Akadimias str., 1st floor).

Beyond Borders
1, Bouboulinas Street, 15351, Pallini, Greece,
Tel: 210 66 69 140 & 210 66 69 131.
e-mail: &

Beyond Borders is organized by the Hellenic History Foundation (IDISME).

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