Onassis was born in Smyrna (modern-day İzmir in Turkey) and fled the city with his family to Greece in 1922 in the wake of the burning of Smyrna. He moved to Argentina in 1923 and established himself as a tobacco trader and later a shipping owner during the Second World War.

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it is during our darkest moments that we must

“It is during our darkest moments that we must focus to see the light.” —Aristotle Onassis

“It is during our darkest moments that we must focus to see the light.”

Aristotle Onassis

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Aristotle Onassis

Onassis was born in Smyrna (modern-day İzmir in Turkey) and fled the city with his family to Greece in 1922 in the wake of the burning of Smyrna. He moved to Argentina in 1923 and established himself as a tobacco trader and later a shipping owner during the Second World War.
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