Oral history interview with Khachadoor Pilibosian, 1969.
|Creator: ||Pilibosian, Khachadoor, 1904-1989||Project: ||Columbia Armenian Oral History Archive. |
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|Phys. Desc. :||transcript: 38 pages. Sound recording: 1 reel sound recording: 2 sound discs (77 min., 21 sec., digital ; 4 3/4 in.)|
|Location: ||Columbia Center for Oral History|
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Scope and Contents
Born in Yozgat, Turkey; childhood recollections, father leaves for United States for better opportunity; early signs of planned massacres of Armenians, collecting men and slaughtering, drafting and using for black labor to build railways and roads, burning houses to assure no one left behind, collecting arms; deportation; arriving Malatia; women commit suicide to avoid rape, plundering, Turkish gendarme demand a freedom fee, kidnapped by a Kurd, working as shephard to a Kurdish family, physical and mental abuse, recollections of Kurdish lifestyle, conversions of Armenians into Islam, escape, hears about his father in America, corresponds but father does not believe, asks for proof that he is his son, moves to the United States.
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