History, Myth, and Blackmail: New Zealand and the Armenian Genocide

By June 5, 2016Events, History

Our first event is being held next week and it would be great to see you all there. A talk is being held on Friday, June 10, from 5:30pm to 6:30pm in the Owen Glen Building room: 260-040B. After the talk, we will be heading out for some drinks, and yes, there will be a bar tab.

The talk will be given by journalist, James Robins, about his current study on the Armenian Genocide. He has an article on the subject published by the NZ Herald, which you can read here. Please see his blurb for the talk below:

For the last century, the Turkish Republic has denied that more than one million Armenians were systematically exterminated between 1915-1918. Yet Anzac soldiers witnessed the genocide in progress, ordinary New Zealanders risked their lives to rescue survivors and give generously for their relief.  How does this impact on our remembrance of the First World War? And has the Anzac ‘special relationship’ been poisoned by denial?