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The Armenıan Genocıde And The Extraordınary Role Of Deir Zor Governor Zeki Bey

Lecture series in English and Armenian will be presented by Prof. Dadrian from 4-1-2012 to 4-4 2012 in Southern California. Sunday, April 1, 2012 Ararat-Eskijian Museum/ Sheen Chapel at 4pm (Lecture in English, and there will be book signing on the recent publication “Judgment at Istanbul: The Armenian Genocide Trials” by Vahakn Dadrian, and Taner Akcam).

Salih Zeki, known as Zeki Bey, was born in the city of Samsun on the Black Sea in 1879. By the early 1900s he had entered the Ottoman Civil Service and began to rise through the ranks: kaymakam (county executive) of Tirebolu (1906), Vakf?kebir (1909), nye (1910), Bafra (1911), Ala?ehir (1912), ?ncesu (1914), and Develi (1915). Serving in this last post, near Kayseri/Gesaria, at the outset of the Armenian Genocide, he earned a reputation for extreme cruelty and continued to receive promotions for his work. In summer 1916 Zeki was appointed mutasarrif (deputy governor) of Deir Zor and given the task that his predecessor, Ali Suat Bey, had refused: the liquidation of the vast number of Armenian refu-gees in the region. Zeki unleashed his genocidal fury against those deportee convoys that had arrived there as destitute survivors of the then-raging empire-wide deportations and massacres of the Arme-nian people. As such, Zeki is one of the principal perpetrators of this second phase of the Armenian Genocide. Prof. Vahakn Dadrian is currently the Director of Research at the Zoryan Institute and a pioneer in the fields of genocide theory and comparative genocide. Dadrian is the author of several books, in-cluding The History of the Armenian Genocide: Ethnic Conflict from the Balkans to Anatolia to the Caucasus and the recently-published Judgment at Istanbul: The Armenian Genocide Trials (co-authored with Taner Akam), as well as more than seventy articles in numerous languages around the world. He is the re-cipient of many honors and awards, including the Khorenatsi Medal, Armenia’s highest cultural award. He was inducted into the ranks of the Academy of Sciences of the Republic of Armenia in 1998. The event is free and open to the public. For more information contact the Ararat-Eskijian Museum at 818-838-4862 or Ararat-eskijian-museum@netzero.net or NAASR at 617-489-1610 or hq@naasr.org.
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The Role of Zeki Bey, The governor of Deir Zor in the Armenian Genocide
Monday, April 2, 2012 8pm (Lecture in Armenian, and there will be book signing on the recent publication  “Judgment at Istanbul: The Armenian Genocide Trials” by Vahakn Dadrian, and Taner Akcam).
The Literary Committee of The Armenian Youth Association of California Invites you to a public Lecture in Armenian “The Role of Zeki Bey, The Governor of Der Zor in the Armenian Genocide”. Lecturer Internationally Renowned Historian Dr. Vahakn Dadrian Monday April 2, 2012 @ 8:00 P.M. at AYAC Khatchadurian Hall 1811 S. Glendale Ave., Glendale, CA 91205 Free Admission Reception 1811 S. GLENDALE AVE. GLENDALE, CALIFORNIA 91205 TEL: (818) 552-2922 FAX: (818) 507-7545 Website: www.ayacalifornia.org E-mail: ayac@sbcglobal.net
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Judgment at Istanbul The Armenian Genocide Trials
Tuesday, April 3, 2012 7PM (Lecture in Armenian and there will be book signing on the recent publication  “Judgment at Istanbul: The Armenian Genocide Trials” by Vahakn Dadrian, and Taner Akcam).
Judgment at Istanbul The Armenian Genocide Trials GLENDALE, CA Glendale Public Library invites the public to book signing event by internationally-renowned expert on the Armenian Genocide Vahagn N. Dadrian on Tuesday, April 3, 2012 at 7pm at the Glendale Central Library Auditorium, 222 East Harvard Street. Admission is free and the seating is limited. Library visitors receive 3 hours FREE parking across the street at The Market Place parking structure with validation at the Loan Desk. Vahakn N. Dadrian is currently the director of genocide research at the Zoryan Institute. His field of specialization is genocide, in general, and the Armenian Genocide, in particular. For several years he was engaged as director of a large Genocide Study Project sponsored by the H. F. Guggenheim Foundation. The project’s first major achievement was the publication of an extensive volume titled The History of the Armenian Genocide: Ethnic Conflict from the Balkans to Anatolia to the Caucasus. His extensive list of publications includes several articles on the Jewish Holocaust and the victimization of the American Indians. In 2005, he received four separate awards for his lifetime contribution to Armenian genocide studies. Judgment at Istanbul: The Armenian Genocide Trials is a prime source of legal evidence and authentic Turkish eyewitness testimony of the intent and the crime of genocide against the Armenians. These documents show that Wartime Cabinet ministers, Young Turk party leaders, and a number of others inculpated in these crimes were court-martialed by the Turkish Military Tribunals in the years immediately following World War I. Most were found guilty and received sentences ranging from prison with hard labor to death. In remarkable contrast to Nuremberg, the Turkish Military Tribunals were conducted solely on the basis of existing Ottoman domestic penal codes. This compilation is significantly enhanced by an extensive analysis of the historical background, political nature and legal implications of the criminal prosecution of the twentieth centurys first state-sponsored crime of genocide against the Armenians. ### Contact: Elizabeth Grigorian at egrigorian@ci.glendale.ca.us or call (818) 548-3288.
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Ittihat and Terakki Partie’s Role in the Armenian Genocide
Wednesday, April 4, 2012 8pm ( Lecture in Armenian, and there will be book signing on the recent publication  “Judgment at Istanbul: The Armenian Genocide Trials” by Vahakn Dadrian, and Taner Akcam).
The Cultural Committee of Organization of Istanbul Armenians lecture night commemorating the 97th Anniversary of the Armenian Genocide Ittihat and Terakki Parties Role in the Armenian Genocide Wednesday April 4, 2012, 7pm at OIA Krikor & Aved Kurkcuoglu Hall 19726 Sherman Way Winnetka Ca 91306 for addl information contact Dr. Ohannes K Avedikyan at (818) 800-1976
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Garbis Sarafian
Los Angeles

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