Oral history interview with Khachadoor Pilibosian 1969

 

Name
Pilibosian, Khachadoor, 1904-1989 (Interviewee)
Parsegian, Vazken (Interviewer)
Keshishian, Madlene (Interviewer)
Azadian, Edmond Y (Interviewer)
Title
Oral history interview with Khachadoor Pilibosian 1969
Abstract
Born in Yozgat, Turkey; childhood recollections, father leaves for United States for better opportunity; early signs of planned massacres of Armenians, collecting men and slaughtering, drafting and using for black labor to build railways and roads, burning houses to assure no one left behind, collecting arms; deportation; arriving Malatia; women commit suicide to avoid rape, plundering, Turkish gen darme demand a freedom fee, kidnapped by a Kurd, working as shephard to a Kurdish family, physical and mental abuse, recollections of Kurdish lifestyle, conversions of Armenians into Islam, escape, hears about his father in America, corresponds but father does not believe, asks for proof that he is his son, moves to the United States.
Collection Name
Columbia Armenian Oral History Archive
Subjects
Armenian massacres, 1915-1923; Armenians--History--20th century.--Turkey; Armenian Americans; Pilibosian, Khachadoor
Format
oral histories; sound recordings
Genre
Interviews
Date
1969
Note
Interviewed by: Vazken Parsegian, Madlene Keshishian and Yervant Azadian, on May 5 1969, Watertown, Mass.
Language
Armenian
Library Location
Columbia Center for Oral History, Columbia University
Browse Location’s Digital Content
Catalog Record
13747820
Also In
Oral History Archives at Columbia
Time-Based Media
Time-Based Media
Persistent URL
https://dx.doi.org/10.7916/d8-dy16-my06
Related URLs
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