Dzidzernagapert to Host International Conference on Adana Massacre

YEREVAN–The Dzidzernagapert Genocide Museum-Institute will organize an international conference on April 20-21, 2009, dedicated to the centennial anniversary of the Armenian massacres in Adana district of the Ottoman Empire.

An estimated 30,000 Armenians in the province were reported killed in events that coincided with the April 1909 counter-revolution stages by supporters of Sultan Abdul Hamid II who had been forced to restore the Ottoman Constitution as a result of the 1908 Young Turk revolution.

Historians from Armenia, Italy, Hungary, Austria, France, USA and Sweden who specialize in and around the fields of Genocide and crimes against humanity will participate in the conference, presenting papers exploring the many facets of the issue, including the events and motives that led to the spring massacres, as well as the international response to the atrocities.


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