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Greek War Relief Fund Record Book of Orlando Contributors, circa 1947
A record book listing contributions by Orlando Greek-American businessmen to the Greek War Relief Fund. Entry includes name and contribution amount s...
Southland Restaurant Banquet for Dignitaries Collecting for Volos Relief Effort
A banquet for dignitaries collecting for Orlando's Relief Effort to Volos, Greece during 1946-1947. The banquet was held in the Marine Room of...
"Food for Volos" Jaycee Committee Continues Active
With more than three carloads of canned foodstuffs already gathered and stored here awaiting shipment to the starving peoples of Volos, Greece,...
Pearson Lauds Orlando Move to Feed the People of Volos, Greece
Drew Pearson, nationally known columnist, May 12, praised Orlando for its plan to feed the starving people of Volos, Greece during his...
Jaycees "Food for Volos" Committee in Action
Orlando Junior Chamber of Commerce collecting thousands of canned food for the starving citzens of Volos, the Greek city that Orlando adopted...
Letter from Costa Zimeris of Volos, Greece to Mrs. Bowe of Orlando
Yesterday, Mr. George Camichos, brother of Mr. John Camichos, of Southland Restaurant, 13 N. Orange Ave., of your city, showed me a...
Orlando to Receive Award From Future for Food Campaign
Telegram received by the Orlando Junior Chamber of Commerce: Just informed by editor Charlie Bower that Orlando will receive the Project of the...
Two Flags, One Purpose, circa 1946
American and Greek flags are carried by the color guard as the U.S. Army's all Greek infantry battalion parades at Camp Carson,...
Letter From Commerce Association of Volos, Greece to Orlando Jaycees
May 14, 1946 letter from Phil Doukas, President of the Commerce Association of Volos to Mr. Cliff Cushion, President of the Orlando...
Letter From Commerce Association of Volos, Greece to Mrs. Moss, Jr.
May 14, 1946 letter from Phil Doukas, President of the Commerce Association of Volos, to Mrs. Moss, Jr. of Orlando. VIEW photo...
Letter From Commerce Association of Volos, Greece to Mrs. Fuller
May 14, 1946 letter from Phil Doukas, President of the Commerce Association of Volos, to Mrs. Fuller of Orlando. Excerpt: The Commerce...
Letter From Commerce Association of Volos, Greece to Mr. Glenn Bressier
May 14, 1946 letter from Phil Doukas, President of the Commerce Association of Volos, Greece to Mr. Glenn Bressier, Governor of the...
Letter to Mrs. Stephen Bowe in Gratitude for Saving 60,000 From Starvation
June 10, 1946 letter to Mrs. Stephen Bowe of Orlando, FL. (View photo of Mrs. Bowe.) Letter text: At a recent meeting of the...
Letter to Mrs. Stephen Bowe in Gratitude for Saving 60,000 From Starvation, page 2
June 10, 1946 letter to Mrs. Stephen Bowe of Orlando, FL. VIEW page one. At a recent meeting of the handful of Americans...
Letter to Mr. Martin Andersen in Gratitude for Help for Those Starving in Volos
June 10, 1946 letter to Mr. Martin Andersen for his help in saving the men, women, and children starving in Volos, Greece. At...
Letter to Mr. Martin Andersen in Gratitude for Help for Those Starving in Volos, p.2
June 10, 1946 letter to Mr. Martin Andersen for his help in saving the men, women, and children starving in Volos, Greece....
Letter From the Commerce Association of Volos to Mrs. Steve Bowe
14 May 1946 letter from Phil Doukas, President of the Commerce Association of Volos, Greece to Mrs. Steve Bowe of Orlando, Florida....
Letter to the Honorable Mayor William Beardall From Volos, Greece
May 14, 1946 letter from Phil Doukas, President of the Commerce Association of Volos, Greece to His Honor the Mayor Mr. William...
First United Methodist Church Food for Volos
This half-ton pick up truck with canned food donated Sunday by members of the First Methodist Church in response to pleas by...
Orlando Plan Committee Continues the Volos Food Drive
Each child attending the daily Hebrew and Sunday religious school of Congregation Ohev Shalom will bring a contribution of canned food Sunday......
Letter to the Editor: Let's Buy Volos Food Wholesale
To the thinking people of the USA and Orlando in particular. We, the people, are buying cans of food to send to...
Volos Cash Funds Hit $616
Monetary contributions to the Orlando Plan for sending food to Volos yesterday at noon had reached a total of $616, it was...
Cash Donations Accepted to Aid in Feeding of Stricken Volos
Numerous offers of cash donations in sizable sums have been made to the Orlando Plan for aiding stricken Volos, Greece ... Money...
Inflation, Unemployment, Disease Rack Volos
When the Orlando Plan to collect food for Volos, Greece was first organized, Orlando Morning Sentinel instructed the Associated Press to send...
Volos Looted, Pillaged With Typical German Thoroughness During Long Occupation Terror
When the Orlando Plan to collect food for Volos, Greece was first organized, Orlando Morning Sentinel instructed the Associated Press to send...
Volos Looted, Pillaged With Typical German Thoroughness During Long Occupation Terror
When the Orlando Plan to collect food for Volos, Greece was first organized, Orlando Morning Sentinel instructed the Associated Press to send...
Volos Looted, Pillaged With Typical German Thoroughness During Long Occupation Terror, p. 2
When the Orlando Plan to collect food for Volos, Greece was first organized, Orlando Morning Sentinel instructed the Associated Press to send...
Volos Children Fed by Orlando Citizens, Spring 1946
Typical of the Children of Volos who will be fed by the citizens of Orlando, this group lives in the poorer Volos...
Relatives of Orlandoans in Volos, Greece, 1946
Relatives of Orlandoans as they posed for Associated Press reporter "Soc" Chakales, on special assignment for the Sentinel-Star. Left to right, back...
Relatives of Orlandoans in Volos, Greece, 1946
Relatives of Orlandoans as they posed for Associated Press reporter "Soc" Chakales, on special assignment for the Sentinel-Star. Left to right, back...
Child Beggar in Volos, Greece, 1946
This is a young girl beggar on the streets of Volos. Reduced to this method to get enough to keep alive, her...
Volos, Greece, 1946
The landscape of Volos, Greece, in the spring of 1946. Greece's fourth port and sea gateway to the rich Thessally plain, Volos today...
Fishing in Volos, Greece, 1946
Small groups of fishing boats set out each night and return the following morning with their catch for disposal on the local...
Photo of a Child Beggar in Volos, Greece, 1946
When the Orlando Plan to collect food for Volos, Greece was first organized, Orlando Morning Sentinel instructed the Associated Press to send...
Photo of Volos Children Fed by Orlando Citizens, Spring 1946
Children of Volos fed by the citizens of Orlando, this group lives in the poorer Volos suburb of Arianopulos. This section is...
Volos, Greece Postcard of the Pelion Mountains, 1946
Greece's fourth port and sea gateway to the rich Thessally plain, Volos is today virtually a ghost town haunted by hunger, unemployment,...
Volos, Greece Harbor Postcard, 1946
The magnificent Gulf of Volos, sheltered on the west by a peninsula carrying the Pelion Mountains and extending to the narrow Porthmos...
Promenade Postcard of the People of Volos, 1946
Volos, before the war, was primarily an industrial and seaport city. Its constituency was largely of the laboring group, which offered the...
Promenade Postcard of the People of Volos, 1946
Volos, before the war, was primarily an industrial and seaport city. Its constituency was largely of the laboring group, which offered the...
Volos, Greece Statue du Roir Georges Postcard, 1946
The postcard showing the city of Volos, Greece, circa 1946. Courtesy of the Camichos Family Archives. Listen as Pano John Camichos, talks about...
Pelion Mountains in Winter, Volos, Greece Postcard, 1946
The magnificent Gulf of Volos, sheltered on the west by a peninsula carrying the Pelion mountains and extending to the narrow Porthmos...
Fishermen in Volos, Greece, 1946
Small groups of fishing boats set out each night and return the following morning with their catch for disposal on the local...
Volos Harbor, Greece 1946
Volos squats in the pit of the pocket formed by the Gulf of Volos, and two huge concrete breakwaters protect the water...
Mrs. Marigaila Michalodiou, Volos, Greece, 1946
Orlando fruit dealer Leon Kazanzas' first cousin, Mrs. Marigaila Michalodiou, photographed in Volos, Greece by Associated Press reporter L. S. Chakale...
A Woman Collects Water in Volos, Greece, 1946
Volos is perhaps Greece's most completely planned city, but it has neither sewage nor a water system. The elaborate plans for a...
Volos Fishing Boats, Greece, 1946
The virtual cessation of Volos as a prime shipping point has left thousands of dock workers, shippers and seamen unemployed. The textile...
Gulf of Volos, Greece, 1946
The magnificent Gulf of Volos, sheltered on the west by a peninsula carrying the Pelion Mountains and extending to the narrow Porthmos...
Achille Kapabarbalsalous, Volos, Greece, 1946
L. S. Chakales photographed the cousin of Orlando's Constatine Kapabarbalsalous,   Achille Kapabarbalsalous, in Volos, Greece, 1946. See photo of...
Malos Stavros, Volos, Greece, 1946
Bill Cianides cousin, Malos Stavros, photographed in Volos, Greece by L. S. Chakales on special assignment from the Sentinel Star, 1946. See...
Volos Harbor, Greece, 1946
Before the war the harbor seethed with caiques engaged in the vital coastwise shipping and commerce of Greece, and two coastwise passenger...
Three Volos Women, Greece, 1946
When the Orlando Plan to collect food for Volos, Greece was first organized, Orlando Morning Sentinel instructed the Associated Press to send...
Volos Church, Greece 1946
The quay was built, the churches erected and the planned city was completed in all but one respect by 1938.... From the...
Volos Union of Agents of Insurance Companies to Mr. Camichos, Southland Restaurant, 1946
Envelope from Volos, Greece to Mr. John Camichos, owner of the Southland Restaurant in downtown Orlando, regarding aid to the people of...
Volos Correspondence to Mr. Camichos, Southland Restaurant
Letter and envelope from Volos, Greece to Mr. John Camichos, owner of the Southland Restaurant in downtown Orlando, regarding aid to the...
Volos Correspondence to Mr. Camichos, Southland Restaurant
Letter and envelope from Volos, Greece to Mr. John Camichos, owner of the Southland Restaurant in downtown Orlando, regarding aid to the...
Volos Correspondence to Mr. Camichos, Southland Restaurant, 1946
Letter from Volos, Greece to Mr. John Camichos, owner of the Southland Restaurant in downtown Orlando, regarding aid to the people of...
Volos Correspondence to Mr. Camichos, Southland Restaurant, 1946
Letter from Volos, Greece to Mr. John Camichos, owner of the Southland Restaurant in downtown Orlando, regarding aid to the people of...
Volos Correspondence to Mr. Camichos, Southland Restaurant, 1946
Letter from Volos, Greece to Mr. John Camichos, owner of the Southland Restaurant in downtown Orlando, regarding aid to the people of...
Volos Correspondence, 1946
Letter from Volos, Greece, to Orlando, Florida, 1946. Courtesy of the archives of Mr. John Camichos, owner of the Southland Restaurant in...
Thank you Letter to Mr. Camichos from Volos Insurance Agents, 1946
The Union of Agents of Insurance Companies operating in Volos and Thessaly, on hearing that the civic leaders and that several other...
Letter from George Kravaritis, Volos, Greece to Mrs. Bowe of Orlando, June 1946
Mrs. Bowe here is a pathetic letter from a man who in his anxitie writes a long letter in which his apotheosis...
Letter from George Kravaritis, Volos, Greece to Mrs. Bowe of Orlando, June 1946
Mrs. Bowe here is a pathetic letter from a man who in his anxitie writes a long letter in which his apotheosis...
Letter from Volos, Greece to John Camichos, Southland Restaurant
1946 letter from Volos, Greece sent to Mr. John Camichos, owner of the Southland Restaurant at 13 N. Orange Avenue in downtown...
Letter and Envelope from Volos, Greece to John Camichos, Southland Restaurant
1946 letter and envelope from Volos, Greece sent to Mr. John Camichos, owner of the Southland Restaurant at 13 N. Orange Avenue...
Letter from Volos, Greece to John Camichos, Southland Restaurant
June 10, 1946 letter from Volos, Greece sent to Mr. John Camichos, owner of the Southland Restaurant at 13 N. Orange Avenue...
Letter from Volos, Greece to John Camichos, Southland Restaurant
June 10, 1946 letter from Volos, Greece sent to Mr. John Camichos, owner of the Southland Restaurant at 13 N. Orange Avenue...
Letter from Volos, Greece to John Camichos, Southland Restaurant
June 10, 1946 letter from Volos, Greece sent to Mr. John Camichos, owner of the Southland Restaurant at 13 N. Orange Avenue...
Letter from Volos, Greece to John Camichos, Southland Restaurant
June 10, 1946 letter from Volos, Greece sent to Mr. John Camichos, owner of the Southland Restaurant at 13 N. Orange Avenue...
Letter from Volos, Greece to John Camichos, Southland Restaurant
June 10, 1946 letter from Volos, Greece sent to Mr. John Camichos, owner of the Southland Restaurant at 13 N. Orange Avenue...
Letter From Volos, Greece to John Camichos, 1946
Handwritten letter from Volos, Greece sent to Mr. John Camichos, owner of the Southland Restaurant at 13 N. Orange Avenue in downtown...
Letter From Volos, Greece to John Camichos, 1946
Handwritten letter from Volos, Greece sent to Mr. John Camichos, owner of the Southland Restaurant at 13 N. Orange Avenue in downtown...
Letter From the Commercial Bank of Greece, Volos to John Camichos, 1946
1946 letter from Const. Catsianis, Commercial Bank of Greece, Volos Branch Office, to John Camichos, Southland Restaurant, Orlando, regarding sending ...
Remittance Notice From the Commercial Bank of Greece for Volos Relief Effort, 1946
Correspondence from Const. Catsianis, Commercial Bank of Greece, Volos Branch Office, to John Camichos, Southland Restaurant, Orlando, regarding sendi...
Envelope From the Commercial Bank of Greece for Volos Relief Effort, 1946
Correspondence from Const. Catsianis, Commercial Bank of Greece, Volos Branch Office, to John Camichos, Southland Restaurant, Orlando, regarding sendi...
Letter From the Greek American Canadian League of Thessaly to John Camichos
March 15, 1946 letter from the Greek American Canadian League of Thessaly in Volos, Greece to John Camichos of Orlando, Florida. VIEW letter. VIEW...
Correspondence From the Greek American Canadian League of Thessaly to John Camichos
Envelope for the March 15, 1946 letter from the Greek American Canadian League of Thessaly in Volos, Greece to John Camichos of...
Envelope From the Greek American Canadian League of Thessaly Letter to John Camichos
Envelope for the March 15, 1946 letter from the Greek American Canadian League of Thessaly in Volos, Greece to John Camichos of...
Handwritten Letter From Volos, Greece to Orlando, 1946
July 19, 1946 handwritten letter from Volos, Greece to Orlando from the collection of Mr. John Camichos. VIEW page one of the...
Handwritten Letter From Volos, Greece to Orlando, 1946
July 19, 1946 handwritten letter from Volos, Greece to Orlando from the collection of Mr. John Camichos. VIEW page one of the...
Letter and Envelope From Volos, Greece to John Camichos of Orlando, 1946
1946 handwritten letter from Volos, Greece to Mr. John Camichos of Orlando. VIEW page one of the letter and envelope back. VIEW page two...
Letter and Envelope From Volos, Greece to John Camichos of Orlando, 1946
1946 handwritten letter from Volos, Greece to Mr. John Camichos of Orlando. VIEW page one of the letter and envelope back. VIEW page two...
Handwritten Letter From Volos, Greece to Orlando, March 1946
March 8, 1946 handwritten letter from Volos, Greece to Orlando from the collection of Mr. John Camichos. View photo of Mr. Camichos...
Volos Aid Letter from The United Daughters of the Confederacy to John Camichos
My dear Mr. Camichos, My Chapter, "The United Daughters of the Confederacy" is much interested in what you are doing to relieve...
Greek News Article on Orlando Relief Effort for Volos, Greece, 1946
A Greek news article on Orlando's aid effort for Volos, Greece from the collection of John Camichos, circa 1946. View photo of Mr....
John Camichos Receipt for Shipment to Volos, Greece, 1946
Two boxes weighing 125 pounds sent to Georgion Karamitson of Volos, Greece from John Camichos of Orlando, Florida, March 11, 1946. View photo...
Letter from Mrs. Anna La Pierre to Mr. John Camichos for Volos Relief Effort
June 3, 1946, Dear Sir: Please come to see me at once as I want to give you some money to buy...
Mrs. Anna La Pierre Correspondence to Mr. John Camichos for Volos Relief Effort
June 3, 1946, Dear Sir: Please come to see me at once as I want to give you some money to buy...
Letter to Mayor William Beardall from the People of Volos, Greece, June 10, 1946
Honourable Sir, In the name of the population of Volo, whom we represent in the fullest majority (about 97%), we have the...
Correspondence to Mayor William Beardall from the People of Volos, Greece
Honourable Sir, In the name of the population of Volo, whom we represent in the fullest majority (about 97%), we have the...
Postcard from Volos, Greece, circa 1946
1946 photo postcard of Volos, Greece. VIEW postcard front photo. VIEW postcard back inscription. Courtesy of the Camichos Family Archives View photo ...
Postcard from Volos, Greece, circa 1946
1946 photo postcard of Volos, Greece. VIEW postcard front photo. VIEW postcard back inscription. Courtesy of the Camichos Family Archives View photo ...
Society of the Friends of the Tree for Greece
Dear Friend, Your assistance to the Greek people through this Committee proves once more the boundless kindness of the people of this...
For the Welfare of Greece - Society of the Friends of the Tree
The 100 stamps in this envelope are sold for 1c each, the proceeds applied to the re-forestation of Greece. Paste them on...
Sale of Stamps for Greece - Society of the Friends of the Tree
The 100 stamps in this envelope are sold for 1c each, the proceeds applied to the re-forestation of Greece. Paste them on...
Donor's Card for the Society of the Friends of the Tree
The Society of the Friends of the Tree, Inc. is a 100% philanthropic organization, acting in conformity to the laws of the...
Letter from Stephanos Kosmas, Volos, to AHEPA Chapter of Orlando
Dear Sir and brother Ahepans with this letter I will introduce myself to you all my name is Stephanos V. Kosmas am...
Letter from Stephanos Kosmas, Volos, to AHEPA Chapter of Orlando
July 25, 1947 letter page two. age 6. My wife's name is Persefoni. Since I am suffering and have no home built...
Correspondence from Stephanos Kosmas, Volos, to AHEPA Chapter of Orlando
July 25, 1947 Letter to the President and Brother AHEPANS, Chapter of the City Beautiful, Orlando, Florida from Stephanos V. Kosmas, Riga...
Correspondence from Stephanos Kosmas, Volos, to AHEPA Chapter of Orlando
July 25, 1947 Letter to the President and Brother AHEPANS, Chapter of the City Beautiful, Orlando, Florida from Stephanos V. Kosmas, Riga...
Patriot's Certificate of Stephanos V. Kosmas
On behalf of Governments' and people of United Nations we thank Stephanos Kosmas for his services he offered to the struggle of...
Letter from Greece to Orlando, 1946
Letter from Volos, Greece to Orlando, Florida, dated April 1946 and stamped with official signatures on page two. Two paged typed written...
Letter from Greece to Orlando, 1946
Letter from Volos, Greece to Orlando, Florida, dated April 1946 and stamped with official signatures on page two. Two paged typed written...
1946 Letter from Volos, Greece to Orlando
Handwritten letter from Volos, Greece to Orlando, Florida regarding the Volos relief effort and the Orlando Plan, 1946. Two paged handwritten written...
Letter from Greece to Orlando, 1946
Handwritten letter from Volos, Greece to Orlando, Florida regarding the Volos relief effort and the Orlando Plan, 1946. Two paged handwritten written...
Portrait of Many Thanks from Volos, Greece
Thank you note with photo sent to John Camichos of Orlando, Florida from Volos, Greece, April 1947. VIEW photo. VIEW note. VIEW envelope front. VIEW e...
Volos Correspondence to John Camichos, April 1947
Thank you note with photo sent to John Camichos of Orlando, Florida from Volos, Greece, April 1947. VIEW photo. VIEW note. VIEW envelope front. VIEW e...
Volos Correspondence to John Camichos, April 1947
Thank you note with photo sent to John Camichos of Orlando, Florida from Volos, Greece, April 1947. VIEW photo. VIEW note. VIEW envelope front. VIEW e...
My warmest thanks from Volos, Greece
Thank you note with photo sent to John Camichos of Orlando, Florida from Volos, Greece, April 1947. VIEW photo. VIEW note. VIEW envelope front. VIEW e...
Letter from Pyros Koumouions in Volos to John Camichos in Orlando
Handwritten letter in Greek from Pyros Koumouions, an orphan in Volos, Greece to John Camichos in Orlando, Florida,  May 30, 1946.  View...
Letter from Pyros Koumouions in Volos to John Camichos in Orlando
Handwritten letter in Greek from Pyros Koumouions, an orphan in Volos, Greece to John Camichos in Orlando, Florida, May 30, 1946. View...
Photo from Pyros Koumouions in Volos to John Camichos in Orlando
Photo of Pyros Koumouions, an orphan in Volos, Greece sent to John Camichos in Orlando, Florida, May 30, 1946. View letter first...
Photo from Pyros Koumouions in Volos to John Camichos in Orlando
Photo of Pyros Koumouions, an orphan in Volos, Greece sent to John Camichos in Orlando, Florida, May 30, 1946. View letter first...
Correspondence from Pyros Koumouions in Volos to John Camichos in Orlando
Envelope for the handwritten letter in Greek from Pyros Koumouions, an orphan in Volos, Greece to John Camichos in Orlando, Florida, May...
Volos Correspondence to John Camichos of Orlando, 1947
Envelope for the handwritten letter in Greek sent to John Camitsos (Camichos) in Orlando, Florida from Volos, Greece concerning aid to Volos,...
Volos Correspondence to John Camichos of Orlando, 1947
Envelope for the handwritten letter in Greek sent to John Camitsos (Camichos) in Orlando, Florida from Volos, Greece concerning aid to Volos,...
Letter from Volos, Greece to John Camichos of Orlando, 1947
Handwritten letter in Greek sent to John Camitsos (Camichos) in Orlando, Florida from Volos, Greece concerning aid to Volos, 1947. View Letter View En...
Telegram from U. S. Senator Claude Pepper to John Camichos, 1947
Western Union telegram from United States Senator Claude Pepper sent to John H. Camichos, President Order of AHEPA, Orlando, Florida March 19,...
Telegram from U. S. Senator Claude Pepper to John Camichos, 1947
Western Union telegram confirmation from United States Senator Claude Pepper sent to John H. Camichos, President Order of AHEPA, Orlando, Florida March...
"Very Truly Yours" by U.S. Senator Claude Pepper, page 2
But, by all means, we must help Greece. I was there in 1945 and saw the deplorable destruction and the pitiful need...
"Very Truly Yours" by U.S. Senator Claude Pepper
But, by all means, we must help Greece. I was there in 1945 and saw the deplorable destruction and the pitiful need...
"Very Truly Yours" by U.S. Senator Claude Pepper
But, by all means, we must help Greece. I was there in 1945 and saw the deplorable destruction and the pitiful need...
"Very Truly Yours" by U.S. Senator Claude Pepper, page 3
But, by all means, we must help Greece. I was there in 1945 and saw the deplorable destruction and the pitiful need...
Letter from William D. Hassett, Secretary to the President, to John Camichos
My dear Mr. Camichos: The President has received your telegram of March nineteenth and has noted it with the deepest interest. He...
Letter from William D. Hassett, Secretary to the President, to John Camichos
My dear Mr. Camichos: The President has received your telegram of March nineteenth and has noted it with the deepest interest. He...
Letter from Secretary to King George VI of the United Kingdom to John Camichos
Dear Sir, I have been directed by H.M. the KIng to acknowledge receipt of your letter of the 13th inst., and to...
Letter from Secretary to King George VI of the United Kingdom to John Camichos
Dear Sir, I have been directed by H.M. the King to acknowledge receipt of your letter of the 13th inst., and to...
Handwritten letter from Volos, Greece to John Camichos of Orlando, 1948
1948 letter handwritten in Greek from Volos, Greece sent to John Camichos of Orlando regarding aid to the people of Volos. VIEW letter...
Handwritten letter from Volos, Greece to John Camichos of Orlando, 1948
1948 letter handwritten in Greek from Volos, Greece sent to John Camichos of Orlando regarding aid to the people of Volos. VIEW letter...
Correspondence from Volos, Greece to John Camichos of Orlando, 1948
1948 envelope for letter handwritten in Greek from Volos, Greece sent to John Camichos of Orlando regarding aid to the people of...
Correspondence from Volos, Greece to John Camichos of Orlando, 1948
1948 envelope for letter handwritten in Greek from Volos, Greece sent to John Camichos of Orlando regarding aid to the people of...
Handwritten letter from Volos, Greece to John Camichos of Orlando, 1947
1947 letter handwritten in Greek from Volos, Greece sent to John Camichos of Orlando regarding aid to the people of Volos. Courtesy of...
Pano John Camichos Oral History Interview Part I

Oral history interview with Mr. Pano John Camichos at his home in Orlando, Florida, February 20, 2015.

Interview: Pano John Camichos

Interviewer: Jane Tracy

Date: February 20, 2015

Place: Home of Mr. Camichos in Orlando, Florida.




Pano John Camichos Oral History Interview Part III

Oral history interview with Mr. Pano John Camichos at his home in Orlando, Florida, February 20, 2015.

Interview: Pano John Camichos

Interviewer: Jane Tracy

Date: February 20, 2015

Place: Home of Mr. Camichos in Orlando, Florida.




Pano John Camichos Oral History Interview Part II

Oral history interview with Mr. Pano John Camichos at his home in Orlando, Florida, February 20, 2015.

Interview: Pano John Camichos

Interviewer: Jane Tracy

Date: February 20, 2015

Place: Home of Mr. Camichos in Orlando, Florida.




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Non-Governmental Relief to Greece: 1940-1949. A Comparative Study With The Truman Doctrine by Lisa Catherine Camichos

In the spring of 1946, a bare year after the end of World War Two in Europe, a Greek American living in Florida received a shocking letter from his brothers still living in Greece. John Camichos, restaurant owner, was horrified to learn of the conditions in his hometown of Volos, in Northeastern Greece. Letters received from his brothers George and Stavros Camichos, in early April 1946, described severe conditions in the city. Money was worthless, and food was badly needed. Italian and German troops had wrecked the waterfront installations around the bay, leaving boats stranded in the harbor, and the Nazis had prohibited small boats from launching off the beaches. George also wrote of the devastation left in the farming area of Volos by both the Italians, and Germans who killed livestock, burned crops, and destroyed roads. Upon reading these letters John Camichos feared villagers of Volos would die from starvation...

In the above excerpt from Chapter 3 The Orlando Plan and HEPA: Post-War Relief, Lisa Camichos, the granddaughter of John Camichos, begins the details of Orlando's effort to save 60,000 villagers in Volos, Greece from starvation by a community food drive.

With the permission of Ms. Camichos the entire document is on Orlando Memory:

Non-Governmental Relief to Greece: 1940-1949. A Comparative Study With The Truman Doctrine by Lisa Catherine Camichos, A Thesis Submitted to the Faculty of the Graduate School Of Western Carolina University, Summer 2000, Cullowhee, North Carolina.     

READ Part I   

Chapter 1 Greece in the 1940s: A Brief Overview

Chapter 2 Nazi Occupation and the Greek War Relief Association

Chapter 3 The Orlando Plan and AHEPA: Post-War Relief

READ Part II  

Chapter 4 The Truman Doctrine and Non-Governmental Aid: Comparisons in Relief Efforts


Non-Governmental Relief to Greece: 1940-1949. A Comparative Study With The Truman Doctrine by Lisa Catherine Camichos

In the spring of 1946, a bare year after the end of World War Two in Europe, a Greek American living in Florida received a shocking letter from his brothers still living in Greece. John Camichos, restaurant owner, was horrified to learn of the conditions in his hometown of Volos, in Northeastern Greece. Letters received from his brothers George and Stavros Camichos, in early April 1946, described severe conditions in the city. Money was worthless, and food was badly needed. Italian and German troops had wrecked the waterfront installations around the bay, leaving boats stranded in the harbor, and the Nazis had prohibited small boats from launching off the beaches. George also wrote of the devastation left in the farming area of Volos by both the Italians, and Germans who killed livestock, burned crops, and destroyed roads. Upon reading these letters John Camichos feared villagers of Volos would die from starvation...

In the above excerpt from Chapter 3 The Orlando Plan and HEPA: Post-War Relief, Lisa Camichos, the granddaughter of John Camichos, begins the details of Orlando's effort to save 60,000 villagers in Volos, Greece from starvation by a community food drive.

With the permission of Ms. Camichos the entire document is on Orlando Memory:

Non-Governmental Relief to Greece: 1940-1949. A Comparative Study With The Truman Doctrine by Lisa Catherine Camichos, A Thesis Submitted to the Faculty of the Graduate School Of Western Carolina University, Summer 2000, Cullowhee, North Carolina.

READ Part I

Chapter 1 Greece in the 1940s: A Brief Overview

Chapter 2 Nazi Occupation and the Greek War Relief Association

Chapter 3 The Orlando Plan and AHEPA: Post-War Relief

READ Part II

Chapter 4 The Truman Doctrine and Non-Governmental Aid: Comparisons in Relief Efforts  

       


Greek War Relief Fund Record Book of Orlando Contributors, circa 1947

A record book listing contributions by Orlando Greek-American businessmen to the Greek War Relief Fund.

Entry includes name and contribution amount such as Harry Pappas - $100.00, Nick Serros - $100.00, etc.

The book is from the family archives of Orlando businessman John Camichos. VIEW.

Lisa Camichos, the granddaughter of John Camichos, discusses Greek War Relief in Chapter 2 of Non-Governmental Relief to Greece: 1940-1949. A Comparative Study With The Truman Doctrine by Lisa Catherine Camichos. VIEW.

Excerpt:

Within the written history of World War II famine in Greece is an overlooked tragedy in WWII. The sufferings endured by the Greek people at the hands of the Nazis are beyond the bounds of the imagination of those untouched by famine and death. Also within the history of WWII is a chapter of unprecedented kindness and concern. For even before the U.S. entered the war, and before the truth about the Nazi concentration camps reached American shores, a group of Greek-Americans, and Greek ex-patriots joined together to relieve the suffering of those trapped in Nazi occupied Greece...

Courtesy of the Camichos Family Archives

 


Volos Relief Effort, 1946

The Volos Relief Effort - 1946, a selection of archives on the communitywide effort made the people of Orlando to assist the people of Volos, Greece with food relief in 1946. VIEW.

Documents include a May 1, 1946 letter from Phil Doukas of Volos, Greece to Mr. Chiff Ceshion of Orlando, Florida.

Excerpt:

The Commerce Association of Volos, representing merchants, manufacturers, and foreign houses hereby instructed us to express to you their deepest gratitude for your philanthropic sympathies, trying to help our city's population, who have suffered so much from the army's occupation....

Courtesy of the Camichos Family Archives

 


L. S. Chakales articles and photos on Volos, Greece

A collection of photos and articles on Volos, Greece which appeared in the Orlando Sentinel in May, 1946.

When the Orlando Plan to collect food for Volos, Greece was first organized, Orlando Morning Sentinel instructed the Associated Press to send L.S. (Soc) Chakales, former Sentinel sports writer and a graduate of Rollins to see just what the need was. Chakales has been on the AP's staff in Greece for some time writing reports and taking photos.

Read the first report published on the front page of The Orlando Sentinel, Saturday, May 18, 1946.

Excerpt: Volos, Greece, [AP] Greece's fourth port and sea gateway to the rich Thessally plain, Volos today is virtually a ghost town haunted by hunger, unemployment, disease and under constant threat of an epidemic of malaria....

Listen as Pano John Camichos, talks about his father's life in Orlando, family in Volos: LISTEN Part I (17:30), and the Relief Effort to Volos: LISTEN PART II (12:48) in these excerpts from an oral history interview on February 20, 2015.

Lisa Camichos details Orlando's effort to save villagers in Volos, Greece from starvation by a community food drive in Chapter 3 The Orlando Plan and HEPA: Post-War Relief from Non-Governmental Relief to Greece: 1940-1949. A Comparative Study With The Truman Doctrine. She begins chapter three with this description of her grandfather, John Camichos:

In the spring of 1946, a bare year after the end of World War Two in Europe, a Greek American living in Florida received a shocking letter from his brothers still living in Greece. John Camichos, restaurant owner, was horrified to learn of the conditions in his hometown of Volos, in Northeastern Greece. Letters received from his brothers George and Stavros Camichos, in early April 1946, described severe conditions in the city. Money was worthless, and food was badly needed. Italian and German troops had wrecked the waterfront installations around the bay, leaving boats stranded in the harbor, and the Nazis had prohibited small boats from launching off the beaches. George also wrote of the devastation left in the farming area of Volos by both the Italians, and Germans who killed livestock, burned crops, and destroyed roads. Upon reading these letters John Camichos feared villagers of Volos would die from starvation...

With the permission of Ms. Camichos her document is available on Orlando Memory:

Non-Governmental Relief to Greece: 1940-1949. A Comparative Study With The Truman Doctrine by Lisa Catherine Camichos, A Thesis Submitted to the Faculty of the Graduate School Of Western Carolina University, Summer 2000, Cullowhee, North Carolina.

READ Part I

Chapter 1 Greece in the 1940s: A Brief Overview

Chapter 2 Nazi Occupation and the Greek War Relief Association

Chapter 3 The Orlando Plan and AHEPA: Post-War Relief

READ Part II

Chapter 4 The Truman Doctrine and Non-Governmental Aid: Comparisons in Relief Efforts

Courtesy of the Camichos Family Archives


The AHEPAN, September-October 1948

I think it is definitely established now that Greece is going to remain as a free and independent nation. She has been saved from Communist domination through the efforts of the United States. -Dwight Griswold, Chief, American Mission for Aid to Greece.

Read the report: "American Mission for Aid to Greece," in this copy of The Detroit Convention Special Issue, The AHEPAN, September-October 1948, vol. XXII, No. 5.

See also photo of AHEPA District Governor Nick Serros of Orlando, on page 23.

Listen as Pano John Camichos, talks about his father's life in Orlando, family in Volos: LISTEN Part I (17:30), and the Relief Effort to Volos: LISTEN PART II (12:48) in these excerpts from an oral history interview on February 20, 2015.

Lisa Camichos details Orlando's effort to save villagers in Volos, Greece from starvation by a community food drive in Chapter 3 The Orlando Plan and HEPA: Post-War Relief from Non-Governmental Relief to Greece: 1940-1949. A Comparative Study With The Truman Doctrine. She begins chapter three with this description of her grandfather, John Camichos:

In the spring of 1946, a bare year after the end of World War Two in Europe, a Greek American living in Florida received a shocking letter from his brothers still living in Greece. John Camichos, restaurant owner, was horrified to learn of the conditions in his hometown of Volos, in Northeastern Greece. Letters received from his brothers George and Stavros Camichos, in early April 1946, described severe conditions in the city. Money was worthless, and food was badly needed. Italian and German troops had wrecked the waterfront installations around the bay, leaving boats stranded in the harbor, and the Nazis had prohibited small boats from launching off the beaches. George also wrote of the devastation left in the farming area of Volos by both the Italians, and Germans who killed livestock, burned crops, and destroyed roads. Upon reading these letters John Camichos feared villagers of Volos would die from starvation...

With the permission of Ms. Camichos her document is available on Orlando Memory:

Non-Governmental Relief to Greece: 1940-1949. A Comparative Study With The Truman Doctrine by Lisa Catherine Camichos, A Thesis Submitted to the Faculty of the Graduate School Of Western Carolina University, Summer 2000, Cullowhee, North Carolina.

READ Part I

Chapter 1 Greece in the 1940s: A Brief Overview

Chapter 2 Nazi Occupation and the Greek War Relief Association

Chapter 3 The Orlando Plan and AHEPA: Post-War Relief

READ Part II

Chapter 4 The Truman Doctrine and Non-Governmental Aid: Comparisons in Relief Efforts

Courtesy of the Camichos Family Archives

 


Volos, Greece Correspondence to John Camichos of Orlando, Florida

Letters, notes, telegrams to John Camichos, President Order of AHEPA, Orlando, from Volos, Greece and Washington, DC regarding assistance to Volos, Greece, 1945-1947.

Listen as Pano John Camichos, talks about his father's life in Orlando, family in Volos: LISTEN Part I (17:30), and the Relief Effort to Volos: LISTEN PART II (12:48) in these excerpts from an oral history interview on February 20, 2015.

Lisa Camichos details Orlando's effort to save villagers in Volos, Greece from starvation by a community food drive in Chapter 3 The Orlando Plan and HEPA: Post-War Relief from Non-Governmental Relief to Greece: 1940-1949. A Comparative Study With The Truman Doctrine. She begins chapter three with this description of her grandfather, John Camichos:

In the spring of 1946, a bare year after the end of World War Two in Europe, a Greek American living in Florida received a shocking letter from his brothers still living in Greece. John Camichos, restaurant owner, was horrified to learn of the conditions in his hometown of Volos, in Northeastern Greece. Letters received from his brothers George and Stavros Camichos, in early April 1946, described severe conditions in the city. Money was worthless, and food was badly needed. Italian and German troops had wrecked the waterfront installations around the bay, leaving boats stranded in the harbor, and the Nazis had prohibited small boats from launching off the beaches. George also wrote of the devastation left in the farming area of Volos by both the Italians, and Germans who killed livestock, burned crops, and destroyed roads. Upon reading these letters John Camichos feared villagers of Volos would die from starvation...

With the permission of Ms. Camichos her document is available on Orlando Memory:

Non-Governmental Relief to Greece: 1940-1949. A Comparative Study With The Truman Doctrine by Lisa Catherine Camichos, A Thesis Submitted to the Faculty of the Graduate School Of Western Carolina University, Summer 2000, Cullowhee, North Carolina.

READ Part I

Chapter 1 Greece in the 1940s: A Brief Overview

Chapter 2 Nazi Occupation and the Greek War Relief Association

Chapter 3 The Orlando Plan and AHEPA: Post-War Relief

READ Part II

Chapter 4 The Truman Doctrine and Non-Governmental Aid: Comparisons in Relief Efforts

Courtesy of the Camichos Family Archives

 

 


Volos, Greece Correspondence to Mr. and Mrs. Camichos of Orlando, Florida

Letters and photos to Mr. and Mrs. John Camichos, of Orlando, from Volos, Greece regarding assistance to Volos, Greece, 1946.

Listen as Pano John Camichos, talks about his father's life in Orlando, family in Volos: LISTEN Part I (17:30), and the Relief Effort to Volos: LISTEN PART II (12:48) in these excerpts from an oral history interview on February 20, 2015.

Lisa Camichos details Orlando's effort to save villagers in Volos, Greece from starvation by a community food drive in Chapter 3 The Orlando Plan and HEPA: Post-War Relief from Non-Governmental Relief to Greece: 1940-1949. A Comparative Study With The Truman Doctrine. She begins chapter three with this description of her grandfather, John Camichos:

In the spring of 1946, a bare year after the end of World War Two in Europe, a Greek American living in Florida received a shocking letter from his brothers still living in Greece. John Camichos, restaurant owner, was horrified to learn of the conditions in his hometown of Volos, in Northeastern Greece. Letters received from his brothers George and Stavros Camichos, in early April 1946, described severe conditions in the city. Money was worthless, and food was badly needed. Italian and German troops had wrecked the waterfront installations around the bay, leaving boats stranded in the harbor, and the Nazis had prohibited small boats from launching off the beaches. George also wrote of the devastation left in the farming area of Volos by both the Italians, and Germans who killed livestock, burned crops, and destroyed roads. Upon reading these letters John Camichos feared villagers of Volos would die from starvation...

With the permission of Ms. Camichos her document is available on Orlando Memory:

Non-Governmental Relief to Greece: 1940-1949. A Comparative Study With The Truman Doctrine by Lisa Catherine Camichos, A Thesis Submitted to the Faculty of the Graduate School Of Western Carolina University, Summer 2000, Cullowhee, North Carolina.

READ Part I

Chapter 1 Greece in the 1940s: A Brief Overview

Chapter 2 Nazi Occupation and the Greek War Relief Association

Chapter 3 The Orlando Plan and AHEPA: Post-War Relief

READ Part II

Chapter 4 The Truman Doctrine and Non-Governmental Aid: Comparisons in Relief Efforts

Courtesy of the Camichos Family Archives


Letters to John Camichos from Volos, Greece

Letters to John Camichos, Southland Restaurant, Orlando, from Volos and Daytona Beach regarding assistance to Volos, Greece, 1946.

Listen as Pano John Camichos, talks about his father's life in Orlando, family in Volos: LISTEN Part I (17:30), and the Relief Effort to Volos: LISTEN PART II (12:48) in these excerpts from an oral history interview on February 20, 2015.

Lisa Camichos details Orlando's effort to save villagers in Volos, Greece from starvation by a community food drive in Chapter 3 The Orlando Plan and HEPA: Post-War Relief from Non-Governmental Relief to Greece: 1940-1949. A Comparative Study With The Truman Doctrine. She begins chapter three with this description of her grandfather, John Camichos:

In the spring of 1946, a bare year after the end of World War Two in Europe, a Greek American living in Florida received a shocking letter from his brothers still living in Greece. John Camichos, restaurant owner, was horrified to learn of the conditions in his hometown of Volos, in Northeastern Greece. Letters received from his brothers George and Stavros Camichos, in early April 1946, described severe conditions in the city. Money was worthless, and food was badly needed. Italian and German troops had wrecked the waterfront installations around the bay, leaving boats stranded in the harbor, and the Nazis had prohibited small boats from launching off the beaches. George also wrote of the devastation left in the farming area of Volos by both the Italians, and Germans who killed livestock, burned crops, and destroyed roads. Upon reading these letters John Camichos feared villagers of Volos would die from starvation...

With the permission of Ms. Camichos her document is available on Orlando Memory:

Non-Governmental Relief to Greece: 1940-1949. A Comparative Study With The Truman Doctrine by Lisa Catherine Camichos, A Thesis Submitted to the Faculty of the Graduate School Of Western Carolina University, Summer 2000, Cullowhee, North Carolina.

READ Part I

Chapter 1 Greece in the 1940s: A Brief Overview

Chapter 2 Nazi Occupation and the Greek War Relief Association

Chapter 3 The Orlando Plan and AHEPA: Post-War Relief

READ Part II

Chapter 4 The Truman Doctrine and Non-Governmental Aid: Comparisons in Relief Efforts

Courtesy of the Camichos Family Archives


Volos, Greece Photos by L. S. Chakales, 1946.

When the Orlando Plan to collect food for Volos, Greece was first organized, Orlando Morning Sentinel instructed the Associated Press to send L.S. (Soc) Chakales, former Sentinel sports writer and a graduate of Rollins to see just what the need was. Chakales worked on the AP's staff in Greece for some time writing reports and taking photos. VIEW photos from Volos, Greece.

Read the first report published on the front page of The Orlando Sentinel, Saturday, May 18, 1946.

Listen as Pano John Camichos, talks about his father's life in Orlando, family in Volos: LISTEN Part I (17:30), and the Relief Effort to Volos: LISTEN PART II (12:48) in these excerpts from an oral history interview on February 20, 2015.

Lisa Camichos details Orlando's effort to save villagers in Volos, Greece from starvation by a community food drive in Chapter 3 The Orlando Plan and HEPA: Post-War Relief from Non-Governmental Relief to Greece: 1940-1949. A Comparative Study With The Truman Doctrine. She begins chapter three with this description of her grandfather, John Camichos:

In the spring of 1946, a bare year after the end of World War Two in Europe, a Greek American living in Florida received a shocking letter from his brothers still living in Greece. John Camichos, restaurant owner, was horrified to learn of the conditions in his hometown of Volos, in Northeastern Greece. Letters received from his brothers George and Stavros Camichos, in early April 1946, described severe conditions in the city. Money was worthless, and food was badly needed. Italian and German troops had wrecked the waterfront installations around the bay, leaving boats stranded in the harbor, and the Nazis had prohibited small boats from launching off the beaches. George also wrote of the devastation left in the farming area of Volos by both the Italians, and Germans who killed livestock, burned crops, and destroyed roads. Upon reading these letters John Camichos feared villagers of Volos would die from starvation...

With the permission of Ms. Camichos her document is available on Orlando Memory:

Non-Governmental Relief to Greece: 1940-1949. A Comparative Study With The Truman Doctrine by Lisa Catherine Camichos, A Thesis Submitted to the Faculty of the Graduate School Of Western Carolina University, Summer 2000, Cullowhee, North Carolina.

READ Part I

Chapter 1 Greece in the 1940s: A Brief Overview

Chapter 2 Nazi Occupation and the Greek War Relief Association

Chapter 3 The Orlando Plan and AHEPA: Post-War Relief

READ Part II

Chapter 4 The Truman Doctrine and Non-Governmental Aid: Comparisons in Relief Efforts

Courtesy of the Camichos Family Archives


Photos of the People in Volos, Greece, 1946

When the Orlando Plan to collect food for Volos, Greece was first organized, Orlando Morning Sentinel instructed the Associated Press to send L.S. (Soc) Chakales, former Sentinel sports writer and a graduate of Rollins to see just what the need was. Chakales worked on the AP's staff in Greece for some time writing reports and taking photos. VIEW photos from Volos, Greece.

Read the first report published on the front page of The Orlando Sentinel, Saturday, May 18, 1946.

Listen as Pano John Camichos, talks about his father's life in Orlando, family in Volos: LISTEN Part I (17:30), and the Relief Effort to Volos: LISTEN PART II (12:48) in these excerpts from an oral history interview on February 20, 2015.

Lisa Camichos details Orlando's effort to save villagers in Volos, Greece from starvation by a community food drive in Chapter 3 The Orlando Plan and HEPA: Post-War Relief from Non-Governmental Relief to Greece: 1940-1949. A Comparative Study With The Truman Doctrine. She begins chapter three with this description of her grandfather, John Camichos:

In the spring of 1946, a bare year after the end of World War Two in Europe, a Greek American living in Florida received a shocking letter from his brothers still living in Greece. John Camichos, restaurant owner, was horrified to learn of the conditions in his hometown of Volos, in Northeastern Greece. Letters received from his brothers George and Stavros Camichos, in early April 1946, described severe conditions in the city. Money was worthless, and food was badly needed. Italian and German troops had wrecked the waterfront installations around the bay, leaving boats stranded in the harbor, and the Nazis had prohibited small boats from launching off the beaches. George also wrote of the devastation left in the farming area of Volos by both the Italians, and Germans who killed livestock, burned crops, and destroyed roads. Upon reading these letters John Camichos feared villagers of Volos would die from starvation...

With the permission of Ms. Camichos her document is available on Orlando Memory:

Non-Governmental Relief to Greece: 1940-1949. A Comparative Study With The Truman Doctrine by Lisa Catherine Camichos, A Thesis Submitted to the Faculty of the Graduate School Of Western Carolina University, Summer 2000, Cullowhee, North Carolina.

READ Part I

Chapter 1 Greece in the 1940s: A Brief Overview

Chapter 2 Nazi Occupation and the Greek War Relief Association

Chapter 3 The Orlando Plan and AHEPA: Post-War Relief

READ Part II

Chapter 4 The Truman Doctrine and Non-Governmental Aid: Comparisons in Relief Efforts

Courtesy of the Camichos Family Archives


Orlando and Volos Relief Correspondence, 1946

Collected letters, envelopes, and a Greek newspaper article on the Orlando relief effort for Volos, Greece, 1946, from John Camichos.

View photo of Mr. Camichos in the restaurant at a banquet organized for collecting relief for Volos.

Listen as Pano John Camichos, talks about his father's life in Orlando, family in Volos: LISTEN Part I (17:30), and the Relief Effort to Volos: LISTEN PART II (12:48) in these excerpts from an oral history interview on February 20, 2015.

Lisa Camichos details Orlando's effort to save villagers in Volos, Greece from starvation by a community food drive in Chapter 3 The Orlando Plan and HEPA: Post-War Relief from Non-Governmental Relief to Greece: 1940-1949. A Comparative Study With The Truman Doctrine. She begins chapter three with this description of her grandfather, John Camichos:

In the spring of 1946, a bare year after the end of World War Two in Europe, a Greek American living in Florida received a shocking letter from his brothers still living in Greece. John Camichos, restaurant owner, was horrified to learn of the conditions in his hometown of Volos, in Northeastern Greece. Letters received from his brothers George and Stavros Camichos, in early April 1946, described severe conditions in the city. Money was worthless, and food was badly needed. Italian and German troops had wrecked the waterfront installations around the bay, leaving boats stranded in the harbor, and the Nazis had prohibited small boats from launching off the beaches. George also wrote of the devastation left in the farming area of Volos by both the Italians, and Germans who killed livestock, burned crops, and destroyed roads. Upon reading these letters John Camichos feared villagers of Volos would die from starvation...

With the permission of Ms. Camichos her document is available on Orlando Memory:

Non-Governmental Relief to Greece: 1940-1949. A Comparative Study With The Truman Doctrine by Lisa Catherine Camichos, A Thesis Submitted to the Faculty of the Graduate School Of Western Carolina University, Summer 2000, Cullowhee, North Carolina.

READ Part I

Chapter 1 Greece in the 1940s: A Brief Overview

Chapter 2 Nazi Occupation and the Greek War Relief Association

Chapter 3 The Orlando Plan and AHEPA: Post-War Relief

READ Part II

Chapter 4 The Truman Doctrine and Non-Governmental Aid: Comparisons in Relief Efforts

Courtesy of the Camichos Family Archives


Volos Relief Correspondence from Volos, Greece to Orlando, 1946

Letters, envelopes, postcards, and Society of Friends brochures on the relief effort for Volos, Greece, 1946, from John Camichos.

View photo of Mr. Camichos in the restaurant at a banquet organized for collecting relief for Volos.

Listen as Pano John Camichos, talks about his father's life in Orlando, family in Volos: LISTEN Part I (17:30), and the Relief Effort to Volos: LISTEN PART II (12:48) in these excerpts from an oral history interview on February 20, 2015.

Lisa Camichos details Orlando's effort to save villagers in Volos, Greece from starvation by a community food drive in Chapter 3 The Orlando Plan and HEPA: Post-War Relief from Non-Governmental Relief to Greece: 1940-1949. A Comparative Study With The Truman Doctrine. She begins chapter three with this description of her grandfather, John Camichos:

In the spring of 1946, a bare year after the end of World War Two in Europe, a Greek American living in Florida received a shocking letter from his brothers still living in Greece. John Camichos, restaurant owner, was horrified to learn of the conditions in his hometown of Volos, in Northeastern Greece. Letters received from his brothers George and Stavros Camichos, in early April 1946, described severe conditions in the city. Money was worthless, and food was badly needed. Italian and German troops had wrecked the waterfront installations around the bay, leaving boats stranded in the harbor, and the Nazis had prohibited small boats from launching off the beaches. George also wrote of the devastation left in the farming area of Volos by both the Italians, and Germans who killed livestock, burned crops, and destroyed roads. Upon reading these letters John Camichos feared villagers of Volos would die from starvation...

With the permission of Ms. Camichos her document is available on Orlando Memory:

Non-Governmental Relief to Greece: 1940-1949. A Comparative Study With The Truman Doctrine by Lisa Catherine Camichos, A Thesis Submitted to the Faculty of the Graduate School Of Western Carolina University, Summer 2000, Cullowhee, North Carolina.

READ Part I

Chapter 1 Greece in the 1940s: A Brief Overview

Chapter 2 Nazi Occupation and the Greek War Relief Association

Chapter 3 The Orlando Plan and AHEPA: Post-War Relief

READ Part II

Chapter 4 The Truman Doctrine and Non-Governmental Aid: Comparisons in Relief Efforts

Courtesy of the Camichos Family Archives


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