Relief Committee for Greeks of Asia Minor

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The Relief Committee for Greeks of Asia Minor (1917–1921) was a relief organization established during World War I in response to the genocide of Greeks in the Ottoman Empire.[1] The committee was also known as simply the Greek Relief Committee.

Executive Board[edit]

  • Chairman: Frank W. Jackson
  • Honorary Chairman: Jacob Gould Schurman
  • Vice-Chairman: Basile D. Dugundji
  • Secretary: John P. Xenides
  • Treasurer: Abraham E. Kazan (resigned in November 1917), Rollin P. Grant


The GRC worked through a network of foreign consuls, missionaries and relief workers located at various points in the Ottoman Empire. In doing so, its working methods were similar to those of the American Committee for Armenian and Syrian Relief (ACASR), which was also in action during World War I. It also cooperated with American diplomatic institutions in Athens and Thessaloniki to aid refugees arriving from Turkey.[1]


  1. ^ a b Nikolaos Hlamides, "The Greek Relief Committee: America's Response to the Greek Genocide," Genocide Studies and Prevention 3, 3 (December 2008): 375–383