The Great Fire: One American’s Mission To Rescue Victims Of The 20th Century’s First Genocide

Boston University Journalism Professor Lou Ureneck writes about a little known piece of history, the brave actions of an American in 1922 who saves thousand of lives.

The Great Fire: One American’s Mission to Rescue Victims of the 20th Century’s First Genocide tells the story of┬áSmyrna, the richest city of the Mediterranean, the great fire, the Armenian Genocide and Asa Jennings, a Methodist minister from New York who evacuated 350-thousand refugees from the shores of Smyrna in Turkey after the great fire.

 

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