Oral history interview with John Antreassian circa 1968-1977

 

Name
Antreassian, John (Interviewee)
Title
Oral history interview with John Antreassian circa 1968-1977
Abstract
Born in Sepastia, Turkey, 1897; stone carving; emigration of brothers to the United States prior to deportations; farmer; description of villages and church; confiscation of guns by torture; transportation of government products to remote sites; witness of amassed corpses; return to birthplace; disaster and demolition; hiding in the mountains; Turkish identification of Armenians by examination of p enis, conversion to Islam; becoming a Turk; highway construction; escape; Communist Russia abondonment of Erzroum, Van; lamentation of lack of organized self-defense.
Collection Name
Columbia Armenian Oral History Archive
Subjects
Armenian massacres, 1915-1923; Armenians--History--20th century.--Turkey; Armenian Americans; Antreassian, John
Format
oral histories; sound recordings
Genre
Interviews
Date
circa 1968-1977
Note
Interviewed by: Mrs. Varsenig Parsegian, Troy, N.Y.
Note (Provenance)
Gift of: Adrian Parsegian and the Armenian Educational Council
Language
Armenian
Library Location
Columbia Center for Oral History, Columbia University
Browse Location’s Digital Content
Catalog Record
13707323
Also In
Oral History Archives at Columbia
Time-Based Media
Time-Based Media
Persistent URL
https://dx.doi.org/10.7916/d8-4xk1-0p10
Related URLs
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