Seeking the truth

Armenian genocide

  • Hamit Bozarslan «Les assassins de la mémoire armenienne (the murderers of Armenian memory)»

    A famous historian reveals how Turkey is developing a public conscience of the Armenian genocide.

    Article from "Le Nouvel Observateur" (in French), October 2008
  • Nicole Elise Vartanian «When history hurts»

    Thesis discussed at Teachers College, Columbia University, 2000. "An analysis of the influences upon the teaching of genocide in United States public schools". This paper is a multi-faceted exploration of the issues facing, and influences upon, teaching the topic of genocide in U.S. public schools. Among other topics it discusses the influence of foreign powers in educational decisions, with particular reference to the case of Armenian genocide.

    Dissertation on the teaching of the Armenian genocide
  • Hilmar Kaiser «Beatrice Rohner and the protestant relief effort at Aleppo in 1916»

    Speech describing the steps of Armenian Genocide drawing from the accounts of Beatrice Rohner, who sent from Armenia a series of reports to the German Ministry of Foreign Affairs and to the American Committee for Foreign Missions. Padua, December 2000

  • Natasha May Azarian «The seeds of memory»

    Thesis discussed at the University of California, Berkeley, 2007 for the courses of Social study and Sociology. Advisor: Claire Kramsch. "Narrative renditions of the Armenian genocide across generations". This dissertation is a socio-historically anchored piece which paints a picture of a diaspora community and the interpretation of a enduring segment of history across generations. This work examines how the narrative of the Armenian genocide is told, retold, and interpreted transgenerationally in Fresno, California, one of the oldest Armenian enclaves in the Armenian diaspora.

    Dissertation on the cross-generational narrative of the Armenian genocide
  • Armenian National Institute «Frequently Asked Questions about the Armenian Genocide»

    The nature, authors and extent of the extermination of Armenians in 1915.

    Profile edited by the Armenian National Institute
  • Sabrina Tavernise «Memo from Istanbul: Nearly a Million Genocide Victims, Covered in a Cloak of Amnesia»

    Recent archival research estimates the number of victims of the Armenian genocide to nearly one million.

    Article from the "New York Times" ("Herald Tribune", 9 March 2009)
  • Kevork Yeghia Suakjian «Genocide in Trebizond»

    Thesis delivered at the University of Nebraska in 1981. "A case study of Armeno-Turkish relations during the First World War". This study analyzes a case study of genocide that occurred in the summer of 1915 in the province of Trebizond, in the Ottoman Empire. Two research questions are addressed. First, what were the contributing factors to the destruction of the Armenian people by the Turks? Second, what were the characteristic features of genocide as practiced in the province of Trebizond?

    Dissertation on the genocide of Armenians in Trebizond
  • Raymond Kévorkian «Catalog of the exhibition "Armenians, 1917-1939. The quest for a refuge"»

    Cover, introductory texts and review relating to the catalog of the exhibit on the Armenian refugees from the Middle East, starting from the survivors to the 1915-16 genocide. Curated by Raymond Kévorkian, Lévon Nordiguian, Vahé Tachjian. Materials taken from different archival sources, including the Bibliothèque Nubar of Paris. The exhibition is enriched by a "teacher dossier" fitted with didactic suggestions for use in the classroom.

    Excerpt of exhibit about Armenian refugees teacher dossier
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