Perpetrator Studies Network


Violence and Genocide in Kurdish Memory: Exploring the Remembrance of the Armenian Genocide through Life Stories

By Eren Yıldırım Yetkin.

Kurdish memories of the Armenian Genocide challenge the systematic denialism established by the Turkish state structures and foster new possibilities of coming to terms with the past. This book examines Kurdish biographies, especially from Van, Turkey, and explores the dynamics of intertwined remembrance regimes concerning the political violence on Armenians and Syriac Christians of Ottoman imperial subjects and on Kurdish citizens of Turkey. These life stories shed light on the complexity of remembering, including collective and individual memory of violence, perpetration, and victimhood from past and present.

Eren Yıldırım Yetkin currently works at Koblenz University of Applied Sciences in Germany.

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