Oral history interview with Paul Shahinian, 1969.
|Creator: ||Shahinian, Paul||Project: ||Columbia Armenian Oral History Archive. |
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|Phys. Desc. :||sound recordings: 2 sound discs (57 min., digital ; 4 3/4 in.) Sound recording: 1 reel|
|Location: ||Columbia Center for Oral History|
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Scope and Contents
Born in Sepastia, Turkey, 1905; religious and God-fearing family; traditions: Easter celebrations; town-criers announcement; deportations; death of sister; killing Armenians with axes to save bullets; dead people; lack of water; arrival to Aleppo; life in orphanage; life in Hama, Syria; cholera; conversion to Islam;Marash massacres; emigration to Beirut; encounter with Armenian volunteers fighting Turks; business practice; belief in the collaboration between Armenian Diaspora and Armenia proper.
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