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Diana C. Gildea

Abstract

This paper explores the relationship between art and the Armenian Genocide, and how art can be used as evidence for catastrophic events. The artwork created by survivors and descendants of the Armenian Genocide show what the Armenian people endured in order to survive the Ottoman Turks attempt to annihilate them. The Armenian Genocide has yet to be recognized as a genocide by many powerful countries including the United States of America, and has been denied of its existence by the Turkish government. However, the creation of art surrounding the topic of the Armenian Genocide rejects the attempt to remove the Armenian Genocide from history, and ultimately sheds light on this neglected moment in history.

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