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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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Copyright by The Trustees of Columbia University in the City of New York, and the Armenian Education Council, 2005.

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