Lecture to Focus on Doctors, Pharmacists, and Nurses during the Genocide
CHESTNUT HILL, Mass.—Khatchig Mouradian, the coordinator of the Armenian Genocide Program at Rutgers University and former editor of the Armenian Weekly, will deliver a lecture entitled, “Don’t come, Doctor, There is no Cure: Physicians, Nurses and the Armenian Genocide,” at Boston College on April 9.
The lecture explores, through a wealth of archival documents and photographs, the role that doctors, pharmacists, and nurses played throughout the Ottoman Empire during the Armenian Genocide, with a particular focus on Aleppo and the concentration camps along the Euphrates River from Meskene to Der Zor.
The illustrated lecture, which is in commemoration of the 100th anniversary of the Armenian Genocide, is organized by Boston College’s Department of Slavic and Eastern Languages and Literatures, the Armenian Students Association, the Islamic Civilization and Societies, and the Armenian American Medical Association.
The event, which begins at 7:30 p.m., will take place at Boston College’s Stokes Hall (S195 Auditorium), 140 Commonwealth Ave., in Chestnut Hill. It is free and open to the public. To view the campus map, visit http://goo.gl/gFz6mu.
Mouradian is the coordinator of the Armenian Genocide Program at the Center for the Study of Genocide and Human Rights (CGHR) at Rutgers, where he also teaches in the history and sociology departments as adjunct professor. He was the editor of the Armenian Weekly from 2007-14. Mouradian is also a Ph.D. candidate at the Strassler Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies at Clark University, currently completing his dissertation on the second phase of the Armenian Genocide.
Will this lecture be available on-line afterwards?
My mother who is genocide survivor sometimes sings a song about Der Zor in Turkish, where some of the words translate to “Don’t come doctor, don’t come, there is no cure for this disease”. Does the title of this lecture have anything to do with the song, or is it a pure coincident? I have been thinking about recording it and preserving it for posterity as another proof of what happened. Is there an interest, and where do I send a copy?