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"They Can Live in the Desert but Nowhere Else: A History of the Armenian Genocide"

August 14, 2014 // 3:00pm4:30pm
Event Co-sponsors: 
Global Europe Program

Starting in early 1915, the Ottoman Turks began deporting and killing hundreds of thousands of Armenians in the first major genocide of the twentieth century. By the end of the First World War, the number of Armenians in what would become Turkey had been reduced by ninety percent—more than a million people. A century later, the Armenian Genocide remains controversial but relatively unknown, overshadowed by later slaughters and the chasm separating Turkish and Armenian versions of events. In this definitive narrative history, Ronald Suny cuts through nationalist myths, propaganda, and denial to provide an unmatched account of when, how, and why the atrocities of 1915–1916 were committed.

Drawing on archival documents and eyewitness accounts, Professor Suny's book is a vivid and unforgettable chronicle of a cataclysm that set a tragic pattern for a century of genocide and crimes against humanity.

Location: 
6th Floor, Woodrow Wilson Center
 
Event Speakers List: 
  • Ronald Grigor Suny // Former Short-term Scholar
    Professor of History, University of Michigan
  • Senior Associate, Russia and Eurasia Program, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace
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