Migrant Knowledge

#MigKnow Notes 14

The Ottoman Greeks of the United States project (OGUS) is a multifaceted endeavor to preserve and promote the history of immigrants from the Ottoman Empire to the United States. The OGUS project focuses on the chronological period of 1904–1924 in order to illuminate the peak in immigration from specific regions of the Ottoman Empire to the United States during that time. Those regions were Asia Minor, Eastern Thrace, Imbros, Tenedos, the Marmara and Princes' Islands.

Featured image: Greeks returning for war, Photo taken when Greek immigrants left New York City to return to their country and fight in the first Balkan War, which began in October 1912. Source: Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division, Washington, DC, https://www.loc.gov/pictures/item/2014690708.