THE RESISTANCE NETWORK: The Armenian Genocide and Humanitarianism in Ottoman Syria, 1915-1918
Wednesday, January 27, 2021, at 7:30pm
On Zoom and the St. Leon Events YouTube channel.
Henry Theriault and Khatchig Mouradian discuss Mouradian's new book: The Resistance Network. Theriault is the President of the International Association of Genocide Scholars. Mouradian is a Lecturer at Columbia University and Armenian and Georgian Specialist at the Library of Congress.
The Resistance Network is the history of an underground network of humanitarians, missionaries, and diplomats in Ottoman Syria who helped save the lives of thousands during the Armenian Genocide. Khatchig Mouradian challenges depictions of Armenians as passive victims of violence and subjects of humanitarianism, demonstrating the key role they played in organizing a humanitarian resistance against the destruction of their people.
Piecing together hundreds of accounts, official documents, and missionary records, Mouradian presents a social history of genocide and resistance in wartime Aleppo and a network of transit and concentration camps stretching from Bab to Ras ul-Ain and Der Zor. He ultimately argues that, despite the violent and systematic mechanisms of control and destruction in the cities, concentration camps, and massacre sites in this region, the genocide of the Armenians did not progress unhindered—unarmed resistance proved an important factor in saving countless lives.
Armenian Democratic Liberal Party-Ramgavars
Armenian Network of America-Greater NY
Armenian Society of Columbia University
Daughters of Vartan-Sahaganoush Otyag
Knights of Vartan-Bakradouny Lodge
National Association for Armenian Studies and Research
St. Leon Armenian Church (Fair Lawn, NJ)
Stockton University Master of Arts in Holocaust and Genocide Studies Program
Stockton University Sara and Sam Schoffer Holocaust Resource Center
Zoravik Armenian Activist Collective