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Book Talk | Dicle Akar | "Survivors of a Genocide - The Aleppo Rescue Home Orphans"

Book talk, "Survivors of a Genocide - the Aleppo Rescue Home Orphans" by Dicle Akar. Febraury 16 from 3-4pm online.

Wednesday, April 19, 2023

3:00 - 4:00 p.m.

Hybrid event: Join in person at SciLi 604 (201 Thayer St. 6th floor) or via zoom via Registration

About the Event 
The Aleppo Rescue Home, established by the League of Nations in the aftermath of the Armenian Genocide, recorded the experiences of 1,700 surviving Armenian orphans from different geographical, social, political, and economic environments of the Ottoman Empire, during and after the genocide. In this virtual Book Talk, Dicle Akar, one of the authors of the book entitled Survivors of a Genocide – The Aleppo Rescue Home Orphans, will talk about the recorded data of Armenian orphans, the history of the Aleppo Rescue Home, and the policies pursued toward orphans during the genocide. For the document archive please see the link.

About the Author
Dicle Akar taught economics and business management at the International School of Berlin. She started and coordinated the 1937/38 Dersim Massacre Oral History Project with Clark University and the Federation of Dersim Associations in Europe. She is currently working on another oral history project about the 1937/38 Dersim Massacre with the USC Shoah Foundation.

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