November 3rd @7:00 PM:   In this special in-person presentation, author Adrienne Alexanian will discuss the book based on her father’s personal diaries, which she edited and had published.  Forced Into Genocide: Memoirs of an Armenian Soldier in the Ottoman Turkish Army recalls Yervant Alexanian’s experiences at the center of the Armenian Genocide. Alexanian was conscripted into the Turkish army—but unlike others so conscripted, he survived.

From his singular position, Alexanian was able to document the tragedy of his people in his journals and diaries, but he also offers us a behind-the-scenes look into the motivations and actions of Turkish military officials as they committed the atrocities.

 No comparable account exists in the literature of the Armenian Genocide. This edition, translated from Alexanian’s hand-written Armenian-language chronicle, includes never-before-seen documents and photos that the author preserved. Through his eyes we relive the cruelty of the Genocide’s perpetrators—but also rare, unexpected acts of humanity between victim and oppressor.

Please register to attend this in-person program.