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Istanbul Armenians Re-fashioning Turkishness (1918-1923)

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  • Istanbul Armenians Re-fashioning Turkishness (1918-1923)

    "And Then A Hero Comes Along:
    Istanbul Armenians Re-fashioning Turkishness
    (1918-1923)"

    Lerna Ekmekcioglu
    Alex and Marie Manoogian Foundation Post-doctoral Fellow

    Discussing how Armenians in Istanbul survived after the Genocide
    http://www.umich.edu/~iinet/media3/a...oglu_20101206/
    "Nobody can give you freedom. Nobody can give you equality or justice or anything. If you're a man, you take it." ~Malcolm X

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    Re: Istanbul Armenians Re-fashioning Turkishness (1918-1923)

    Most were spared in the Capital as to not cause panic.
    B0zkurt Hunter

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      Re: Istanbul Armenians Re-fashioning Turkishness (1918-1923)

      My grandmother,(a fair skinned red headed Armenian girl) maybe 10/11 or 12 years old in 1915 in Constantinople told me: She was looking out a 2nd story window down upon a street. Many people were on the street below. Many were Armenian as it was an Armenian nieghborhood. It was not exclusively Armenian. Other people(tur..) we're there also. She said: suddenly the other people attacked every single Armenian (all, no exceptions) to their death. She was hidden and no one went out unless absolutely necessary . She also expressed the oddness of things used to kill Armenians/ ordinary things one would have such as any heavy object or any sharp thing plus people tearing at people. And she said the blood covered both the street and sidewalks. I hear and read of Constantinople being spared such things but it doesn't square with what she saw on that street from a 2nd story window. Anyone know anything about this? Artashes
      HARK

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        Re: Istanbul Armenians Re-fashioning Turkishness (1918-1923)

        Originally posted by Artashes View Post
        My grandmother,(a fair skinned red headed Armenian girl) maybe 10/11 or 12 years old in 1915 in Constantinople told me: She was looking out a 2nd story window down upon a street. Many people were on the street below. Many were Armenian as it was an Armenian nieghborhood. It was not exclusively Armenian. Other people(tur..) we're there also. She said: suddenly the other people attacked every single Armenian (all, no exceptions) to their death. She was hidden and no one went out unless absolutely necessary . She also expressed the oddness of things used to kill Armenians/ ordinary things one would have such as any heavy object or any sharp thing plus people tearing at people. And she said the blood covered both the street and sidewalks. I hear and read of Constantinople being spared such things but it doesn't square with what she saw on that street from a 2nd story window. Anyone know anything about this? Artashes
        Sorry, I checked Grandmothers birth date, born in 1901 so was closer to 14/15 years old/Artashes
        HARK

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