Shared Catastrophe: 1914-2019

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Jun 06, 2019


7:45 pm



St. Leon Armenian Church: Pinajian Youth Center
12-61 Saddle River Road
Fair Lawn, NJ
United States

A Discussion with Author Kemal Yalçin

Moderated by Nurhan Becidyan

The Ottoman Empire deported, killed, or otherwise persecuted staggering numbers of its non-Turkish, non-Muslim citizens, setting a modern precedent for how a regime can commit genocide in pursuit of political ends while largely escaping accountability. While this brutal history is most widely known in the case of the Armenians, few appreciate the extent to which Assyrian subjects suffered and died under similar policies.

Turkish author Kemal Yalçın provides a much-needed opportunity to learn about the shared experience of Christian nations in the empire and republic. He will present his study of the Assyrian Genocide, or Seyfo, the Armenian Genocide, and the post-1915 experience of hidden and open Christians. The author will speak in Turkish, which will be translated to English.


Join us and meet author and journalist Kemal Yalçin.  He has published eight books covering the Armenian and Assyrian genocides. He resides in Germany. Nurhan Becidyan is a local activist and board member of the National Association for Armenian Studies and Research.

Thursday, June 6, 2019 @ 7:45 p.m.

St. Leon Armenian Church/Charles & Grace Pinajian Youth Center

12-61 Saddle River Road, Fair Lawn, NJ / For information, call 201-791-2862

This event is jointly sponsored by


AGBU Ararat

Armenian Democratic Liberal Party-Ramgavars

Armenian-American Support & Educational

Center-Hye Doon

Armenian Network of America-Greater NY        

Constantinople Armenian Relief Society (C.A.R.S.)

Daughters of Vartan-Sahaganoush Otyag

Esayan-Getronagan Alumni Inc.

Knights of Vartan-Bakradouny Lodge

National Association for Armenian

Studies and Research

St. Leon Armenian Church

Tibrevank Alumni Inc.


The event is free. A reception will follow the discussion.