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The Death of Nazar's Father

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Title

The Death of Nazar's Father

Subject

Armenian massacres, 1915-1923.

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: 4126ND

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

My father, as I just mentioned, maybe you didn't -- he was a -- had a little store that he was selling dry goods, you know. So he came -- he was riding a horse, traveling from one place to another. They got after him, Turks got after him. I can remember just like today.

He fell down; he broke his arm. So what, we haven't got no doctors out there. They brought him, and then they had -- they cut some leaves from the trees and boil it and they wrap it around him. That's how they know, anyway. So his arm got so big, it was black and blue. He died with the blood poison, he died with that. My father died with that. I was six years old, I remember just like that. Yeah. I was six years old when he died, yeah.

Turks got after him because he's good guy. You know, in fact the Turks -- when the Turks, because they went after -- they wanted to rob him, you know. And then you know the people who kept me, they ask me, "Did your father give anything -- anybody with a credit, do you know it?" I said, "Muhammad, I don't know if he did give anything on credit," you know, because they used to give stuff away. They keep up when the harvest comes you know; you can pick it up when harvest comes. I said, "Muhammad, I don't know. I would be glad to know." If I knew I could have tell him, you know, but I didn't know anybody. He ask me, "Is anybody -- did your daddy give anybody on credit, that you know?" "I don't know," I says, "I really don't know."

Original Format

Beta tape

Duration

2:14

Citation

Media Entertainment, Inc., “The Death of Nazar's Father,” USF Library Special & Digital Collections Exhibits, accessed August 17, 2019, http://exhibits.lib.usf.edu/items/show/450.

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