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Armenia 1915 — the Forgotten Genocide

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  • 21 Apr 2015 12:30pm - 1:30pm
  • 280 Pitt Street, Sydney NSW 2000
  • Sydney CBD
  • New South Wales
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  • Cost: Free and open to the public

At the same time as our Anzacs were fighting the Turks at Gallipoli, the Ottoman Empire was systemically decimating its civilian Armenian population.


24 April 2015 marks the centenary of the Armenian genocide, in which as many as 1.5 million Armenians died at the hands of the Turkish Ottoman Empire.


It is sometimes called the ‘forgotten genocide’, yet it was of great significance to 20th century history, becoming the blueprint - and a rationale - for Holocaust of the Second World War. On the eve of the Polish invasion, Hitler remarked, ‘Who today remembers the annihilation of the Armenians?’


Ashley Kalagian Blunt explores the genocide’s history, including its connection to Anzac Day and the Gallipoli campaign. 


Guest Speaker


Ashley Kalagian Blunt is a writer and teacher who delivers workshops and courses on language and culture. She has completed extensive research on Armenia, including interviews with over 150 Armenians on three continents. Ashley’s travel memoir of her solo journey through Armenia, The Pomegranate’s Daughter, was recently shortlisted in the Varuna Publisher Introduction Program. She has lived and worked in Canada, Mexico, South Korea and Peru. 


FREE & Open to the Public