Girls’ School Principal

Bertha Morley travelled to Asia Minor in order to teach in the schools of the region, among them Anatolia College in Merzifon. During her years there, the American missionary was witness to the dramatic events of the Catastrophe, helping many of her Armenian students escape via American ships to Athens, but also adopting 34 orphans of Armenian descent, for many of whom she secured a new life in America. When Anatolia reopened in Thessaloniki in 1924, Morley continued her work from Greece, taking up the position of director of the new Girls’ School in 1929, succeeding Charlotte Willard, until the German invasion of Greece in World War II, when she decided to return to the US.

Charlotte Willard
Badrig H. Benlian

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