Oral history interview with Armenig Avedisian, 1975.
|Creator: ||Avedisian, Armenig||Project: ||Columbia Armenian Oral History Archive. |
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|Phys. Desc. :||sound recording: 3 sound discs (2 hrs., 54 min., digital ; 4 3/4 in.) sound recording: 2 reels|
|Location: ||Columbia Center for Oral History|
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Scope and Contents
Born in Van, Armenia, 1900; reminiscences of Armenian community life in pre-genocide Turkey; collaboration of Armenian revolutionary Federation [ARF] with Turks; education; revolutionary movement in Van; arrest of Arshak Vramian; looting and killing of Armenians; organization of self-defense; life of revolutionaries, discipline, revolutionary songs; retreat of Russian Army; challenging journey towards Iran; struggle against Turkish armies; collaboration with Assyrians; hopelessness towards future of Armenia; emigration to Beirut; training by the English to fight Turks; recollection of ARF leadership.
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