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A Climate for Abduction, A Climate for Redemption: Armenian Women and Their Children During and Immediately After the Genocide

  • 207 Knox Hall, Columbia University 606 West 122nd Street New York, NY, 10027 United States (map)

A talk by Lerna Ekmekcioglu, Assistant Professor of History, McMillan-Stewart Career Development, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

The talk will focus on the forcible incorporation of Armenians into Muslim households and orphanages during World War I, and post-war Armenian attempts to rescue the kidnapped. The speaker argues that this effort remained extremely inclusive whereby rape victims, former concubines and wives, as well as their (technically) Muslim children, were treated as full-fledged Armenians. 

Co-sponsored by the Middle East Institute, the Armenian Center at Columbia University, and the National Association for Armenian Studies and Research (NAASR).