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Western Prelacy of the Armenian Apostolic Church
6252 Honolulu Ave La Crescenta CA-South 91214 USA

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The Rescue, Rehabilitation and Fate of Captive Armenian Genocide Survivors in Syria: From WWI-Present
Sunday, September 17, 2017 1:00PM

Professor Vahram Shemmassian will describe the attempts and organizations that engaged in the rescue and rehabilitation of Genocide survivors in Syria, especially children and women, who through forced marriages and religious conversions were absorbed into Muslim society across Turkey and the Arab Near East. The talk will conclude with comments on the issue of Islamized Armenians, currently a hot topic in private and public discourse. Dr. Vahram Shemmassian is Professor and Director of the Armenian Studies Program in the Department of Modern and Classical Languages and Literatures at the California State University, Northridge. He holds a Ph.D. in History from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA).