Alternative Histories

Today I visited the Ataturk & Independence War Museum in Ankara.

This painting depicts what Turks call refer to as the “1922 Izmir Fire” or “the Great Victory”:

Below is a painting that I found online depicting the exact same event which Greeks and Armenians refer to as “the Great Catastrophe” or “the burning of Smyrna”:

You can take your own lessons from the juxtaposition.

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