Oral history interview with Khachadoor Pilibosian 1969

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 gendarme 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
Digital Project:
Time Based Media
Persistent URL:
https://dx.doi.org/10.7916/d8-dy16-my06