Thursday, May 1, 2008

Anger and Remembrance for Armenian UCSB Students [UC Santa Barbara]

Ben Preston, Santa Barbara Independent, April 24, 2008

"Last night in the dimly lit auditorium of the Isla Vista Theater, a group of about 60 people listened as members of UCSB’s Armenian Student Association (ASA) read aloud the memories of survivors of the Armenian Genocide —which began on April 24, 1915, and lasted until just after World War I. Chilling tales were recounted — a father raped by gendarmes while his family was forced to watch; a group of five- to ten-year-old boys thrown into a pile and stabbed with bayonets; families forced to march across the desert for days without water, only to drink from a river filled with swollen corpses." [more]

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