Oral history interview with John Antreassian circa 1968-1977

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 penis, 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
Digital Project:
Time Based Media
Persistent URL:
https://dx.doi.org/10.7916/d8-4xk1-0p10