A Coffin for Dimitrios - Chapter 4, Mr. Peters Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 4, Mr. Peters Summary

Latimer writes down a timetable of what he knows of Dimitrios's life. After Smyrna, Dimitrios went to Sofia, where he was involved in an attempted assassination of Bulgaria's prime minister. He likely went through Athens. Latimer leaves for Athens, where 800,000 Greek refugees fled from Turkey in 1922.

Boatloads of Greeks arrive, packed in miserable conditions, carrying their dead children or riddled with disease. Greece is short of food and medicines, and the refugees are packed in camps, where many die. Only money from the League of Nations provides relief and stops more tragedy. Latimer's friend Siantos tells him about the influx of Greek refugees in 1922. Latimer explains that he is trying to track one of the refugees for a book he is writing, a convenient excuse. Siantos finds that there is a register of refugees, and after a week, Latimer...

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