“The Armenian Genocide: Is It Still Forgotten After 100 Years?”

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“The Armenian Genocide: Is It Still Forgotten After 100 Years?”
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HOLOCAUST MUSEUM HOUSTON says
April 2015 marked the 100th anniversary of the Armenian genocide. Holocaust Museum Houston will host this special lecture by Dr. Taner Akçam, the Kaloosdian/Mugar Professor at the Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies at Clark University, on the latest research on the genocide and ethnic cleansing that took place in the early 20th century. Although the deportation and killing of Armenians was internationally condemned in 1915 as a "crime against humanity and civilization," the Ottoman government initiated a policy of denial and the Turkish Republic disputes any involvement in those crimes and the use of the word "genocide" to describe them. The case for Turkey's "official history" rests on documents from the Ottoman imperial archives, to which access has been heavily restricted until recently. By uncovering the central roles played by demographic engineering and assimilation in the Armenian genocide, the lecture will explain how this crime is understood and show that physical destruction is not the only aspect of the genocidal process. Tickets are $5 for HMH members, seniors and students and $8 for nonmembers. Seating is limited, and advance registration is requested. To RSVP online, visit www.hmh.org/RegisterEvent.aspx.
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By: HOLOCAUST MUSEUM HOUSTON

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