In the spring of 1915, the Ottoman government launched the destruction of the Armenian population through a combination of deportation, expropriation, mass murder, and forced assimilation. The perpetrators of the Armenian genocide were mainly Turks, Kurds, and Caucasian peoples such as Chechens and Circassians. The Kurdish peoples, as perpetrators and bystanders, were involved in both collaboration and resistance. This lecture will focus on how and why Kurds chose to get involved in the genocide, and why some instead resisted
Ugur Ümit Üngör, Ph.D., is Associate Professor of History at Utrecht University and Research Fellow at the Institute for War, Holocaust, and Genocide Studies in Amsterdam. His research looks at state and nation formation, and the sociology of mass violence.
4:00 PM, Tutor Campus Center Room 450--The Forum
Presented in cooperation with the USC Institute of Armenian Studies and DEFY: The USC Shoah Foundation Student Association