The assault on, and the humanitarian resistance waged by Armenian deportees in Ottoman Syria during World War I provide insight into key aspects of the Armenian Genocide. Khatchig Mouradian presents a multifaceted account of developments in Aleppo and across the network of concentration camps in Ras ul-Ain and along the banks of the Euphrates river from Meskeneh to Der Zor during the war. Drawing upon previously untapped primary sources as well as fresh insights from others, Mouradian mines the interactions between the local, regional, and central authorities on the one hand, and the humanitarian resistance waged by a network of Armenians aided by locals and western missionaries on the other. Positioning the war effort at the core of Ottoman policies towards deportees in Ottoman Syria, Mouradian examines how, and why, a series of fateful decisions affecting hundreds of thousands of Armenian deportees, rolled out beginning in fall 1915, culminated in a second wave of massacres in the Syrian desert in summer 1916, and how thousands of Armenians survived the carnage through the efforts of the humanitarian resistance network.
This event is in Armenian. No interpretation will be provided.
This event is open to public.
Organizer: College of Humanities and Social Sciences
Phone: +374 10 32-40-40
Venue: Alex and Marie Manoogian Hall
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