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Reflections on the Armenian Genocide

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Title

Reflections on the Armenian Genocide

Subject

Armenian massacres, 1915-1923.
Genocide survivors -- Interviews.

Description

Oral history video clip featuring Nazar Melkonian, survivor of the Armenian genocide. This video was originally produced by Media Entertainment, Inc., for the 2000 documentary The Genocide Factor.

Creator

Media Entertainment, Inc.

Source

Genocide Factor Collection, Oral History Program, Tampa Library, University of South Florida, Tampa, Florida.

Publisher

Tampa, Fla. : University of South Florida Tampa Library.

Date

2000-11-19

Contributor

Melkonian, Nazar
McFarlane, Joan

Relation

G36-00009
Tape number: 4126NC

Format

video / mp4

Language

English

Type

Oral History

Coverage

Armenian massacres, 1915-1923.

Oral History Item Type Metadata

Interviewer

McFarlane, Joan

Interviewee

Melkonian, Nazar

Transcription

I don't -- you mean do I feel bitter for the Turkish people? Well, of course you do. But time and after time, they have said -- the Turkish doesn't even admit what they commit, what they done. They don't even admit it. In fact they took me -- just like today, they question me.

There was a Turkish people that I told them that I've seen actually what happen. He says, "Did they advise you to tell you that, too? They put you in -- they told you what to tell." I said, "Nobody ever said anything to me, but I seen actually what had happened." He wouldn't take my word. He said, "No, they advise you to say the same thing, and here you are." Yeah.

(laughs) What could I do if I'm angry? I haven't got nothing to say anyway. Angry, what good will it do in me? No, I have nothing against them. I mean, I have -- I am, I don't feel right for them. I do not like, because they have killed my folks. How could I be good? I mean, how do I feel about it? Sure, I don't feel right. Oh, yeah.

Original Format

Beta tape

Duration

1:45

Citation

Media Entertainment, Inc., “Reflections on the Armenian Genocide,” USF Library Special & Digital Collections Exhibits, accessed September 20, 2019, http://exhibits.lib.usf.edu/items/show/449.

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