Friday, June 01, 2012

Prof. Ugur Ungor Discusses Property Confiscation During the Armenian Genocide (April 30, 2012)

Published on May 12, 2012 by Genocideeducation

The Genocide Education Project hosted a presentation by Prof. Ugur Ungor. Ungor's lecture was based on his two recent books,The Making of Modern Turkey, which addresses how Western Armenia became part of the Turkish state, and Confiscation and Destruction, about Turkey's seizure of Armenian Property. Prof. Ungor is assistant professor of history at Utrecht University in the Netherlands. He is also a researcher at the university's Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies and is a regular contributor to the Armenian Weekly newspaper. Ungor received his PhD in Holocaust and Genocide Studies in 2009 from the University of Amsterdam. He is of Turkish descent, born in Turkey and raised in Europe. From 1913 to 1950, successive Turkish governments subjected the eastern provinces of the Ottoman Empire to a violent policy of ethnic homogenization. Based on a decade of research on a range of unexamined records, Üngör will demonstrate that the Armenian genocide was part and parcel of this wider process. He will offer insights into the economic ramifications of the genocide and describe how the plunder was organized on the ground. He will conclude that this violent process destroyed historical regions and emptied multicultural cities, but also cleared the way for the modern Turkish nation state. Prof. Üngör is Assistant Professor of History at Utrecht University in the Netherlands and a regular contributor to the Armenian Weekly newspaper. He studied sociology and history in North America and Europe, and received a Master's Degree in Holocaust and Genocide Studies from the University of Amsterdam. His PhD thesis, published by Oxford University Press is titled, The Making of Modern Turkey: Nation and State in Eastern Anatolia, 1913-1950. For teaching resources on the Armenian Genocide:



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