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“A brief and personal account”: an Anglican chaplain in 1922 Smyrna

“A brief and personal account”, a talk by Joanna Hyslop about her grandfather, Charles Dobson (1886-1930), an Anglican priest who took up his post as Chaplain of Smyrna in the spring of 1922, will take place on the 22nd March, at 6:30pm, at the Nea Smyrni Estia Hall (3rd floor), Palaiologou Konstantinou 1, in Nea Smyrni.

A New Zealander by birth, at a time when it was still a British colony, the Rev. Charles Dobson took up the post of Anglican Chaplain of Smyrna at Easter 1922 and therefore unwittingly became an eye witness of the ensuing “Smyrna Holocaust” in September of that year, following the rout of the Greek Army in Asia Minor by the Kemalist forces. Based on his diaries, as well as personal research into her grandfather’s background, personality and career as a military chaplain, Joanna Hyslop promises to enrapture her audience with a vivid account of history brought to life.

The Estia Neas Smyrnis is on the 106 bus route from central Athens, while the closest tram stop is Aghia Fotini. To visualise its location on the map, please click here.

 

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