Oral history interview with Avedis Alabilikian 1968

Oral history interview with Avedis Alabilikian 1968

 

 

Name:
Alabilikian, Avedis (Interviewee); Parsegian, V. L. (Vazken L.) (Interviewer)
Title:
Oral history interview with Avedis Alabilikian 1968
Abstract:
Early life in Yozgat, near Istanbul; family influence and wealth, family size and make-up; early education: mixture of Armenians and Turks in schools; impressions of Armenian culture, business; role of Christianity; relationship between Armenians and Turks prior to 1915; beginnings of the Armenian massacre, 1915: disappearance of men, separation of women from their families and the killing of women and children, recollection of specific scenes of massacres; ideological techniques used to persuade Turkish soldiers to kill Armenians; immigration to the United States; dressing as a female to escape capture; separation from father, mother and siblings; subsequent location of sister through efforts of aunt; aunt℗s purchase of sister from man who owned her; placement in Armenian orphanage with sister for three years; eventual immigration of family members to the United States; reflections on the impact of the Armenian massacre and the devastation of Yozgat.
Collection Name:
Columbia Armenian Oral History Archive
Subjects:
Armenian massacres, 1915-1923; Armenians--History--20th century.--Turkey; Armenian Americans; Alabilikian, Avedis
Format:
oral histories; sound recordings
Genre:
Interviews
Date:
1968
Note:
Interviewed by: Vazken Parsegian, April 25 1968, at the home of Dr. Madoukian, Havertown, Penn.
Language:
English
Library Location:
Columbia Center for Oral History, Columbia University
Browse Location’s Digital Content
Catalog Record:
13707263
Digital Project:
Time Based Media
Persistent URL:
https://dx.doi.org/10.7916/d8-r4hd-a738