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Conference: Children and Mass Violence

October 19, 2017 @
8:00 a.m.
- October 20, 2017 @
5:00 p.m.
Eastern Time
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Attar’s lecture is part of a two-day conference that will explore the traumatic impact of mass violence on the most vulnerable segment of society-children and youth. Experts will examine the destructive strategies and methods of the perpetrators, the suffering of the victims, their agency, their coping mechanisms, and the lasting injuries of those who survived. They will discuss these issues through the lens of three historical cases: the indigenous children of North America and Australia who were forcefully removed from their families and communities and assimilated into the white settler culture; the orphaned and destitute children who survived the Armenian Genocide; and Jewish children during the Holocaust whom the Nazis deemed dangerous due to their role in continuing the “Jewish race.”

Listen to audio from the panel on Native American Genocide with Margaret D. Jacobs, University of Nebraska and Andrew Woolford, University of Manitoba.

Listen to audio from the panel on Armenian Genocide with Nazan Maksudyan, Leibniz Centre for Modern Oriental Studies, Berlin and Nora N. Nercessian, Harvard University

Listen to audio from the panel on the Holocaust with Joanna Sliwa, Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against Germany and Avinoam J. Patt, University of Hartford.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Robert Aram and Marianne Kaloosdian and Stephen and Marian Mugar Professor in Armenian Genocide Studies, Alan Edelman and Debbie Sosland-Edelman, and Fran Snyder and David Voremberg ’72


October 19, 2017 @ 8:00 a.m.
October 20, 2017 @ 5:00 p.m.