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Lecture by Ümit Kurt on "A Kurdish Schindler"

PostPosted: Mon Nov 02, 2015 12:02 pm
by barlowd
"A Kurdish Schindler: A Story of a 'Savior'""


Ümit Kurt, Clark University, Worcester, Massachusetts

Friday, November 6, 2015
University Business Center, A. Peters Auditorium, Room 191

Cemil Kunneh was a lieutenant in the Ottoman Army and was assigned to be the director of Birecik shipyard mill under the supervision of the Ottoman Fifth Army, commanded by Cemal Pasha, during the 1915 Armenian deportation and Genocide. In the shipyard mill, rafts and ferries were constructed for use by Ottoman soldiers to cross over the Euphrates River. What historically makes Cemil Kunneh important is his relentless efforts to save Armenians, especially Protestants in Aintab, from being deported to Der Zor in 1915-1917.

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Co-sponsored by the Armenian Studies Program and Armenian Students
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Partially funded by the Leon S. Peters Foundation

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