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Postcard - Kotsos Vrahamis to Lili Vrahamis, Asia Minor, 20 Nov 1921 Document Reg. No: HT 2705

Postcard from Kotsos Vrahamis to his sister Lili Vrahamis, written on the 20th November 1921, during his time in Asia Minor with the Army. Lili Sigalas (nee Vrahamis), born in 1904, migrated to Australia in 1922 to marry Letho Sigalas. The couple were married at the Greek Orthodox Church on Victoria Parade, Melbourne in 1923. Lili was active in the Melbourne Greek community and was a member of the International Club and the Greek Red Cross. Letho passed away in 1964 and from 1966 onwards Lili divided her time between Melbourne and Greece. She passed away in Melbourne in the 1990s.

Kotsos was in Asia Minor with the Greek Army as part of the Greco-Turkish War of 1919-1922. The Greco-Turkish War was a series of military events which occurred during the partitioning of the Ottoman Empire after World War I between May 1919 and October 1922. The war was fought between Greece and Turkish revolutionaries of the Turkish National Movement. The Greek campaign was launched because Greece had been promised territorial gains at the expense of the Ottoman Empire at the end of World War I. The result of this war was that Greece gave up the territory it gained during the war, returning to its pre-war borders, and engaging in a population exchange with the newly established state of Turkey under provisions in the Treaty of Lausanne.
Black and white postcard featuring picture of woman playing instrument with white horse against painted outdoor landscape. The reverse of the postcard has extensive text written in Greek in blue ink.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Babette Sigalas, 2004
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 13.5 cm (Width), 8.4 cm (Length)

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Tagged with: immigration, greek communities, greek immigration, wars conflicts, correspondence, military forces
Themes this item is part of: Sigalas Family Collection, Lili Sigalas, Greek Migrant, 1922, Migration Collection
Primary Classification: MIGRATION
Secondary Classification: Travel - Brought Goods
Tertiary Classification: mementoes
Inscriptions: Reverse of postcard: extensive text written in Greek in blue ink.
Sender: Mr Kotsos Vrahamis, West Anatolia, Ottoman Empire, 20 Nov 1921
Addressed To: Mrs Lili Sigalas, Athens, Greece, 20 Nov 1921

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