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The Transgenerational Consequences of the Armenian Genocide

Near the Foot of Mount Ararat


  • Offers a unique analysis of the juxtaposition of the Armerian Genocide process and the transgenerational consequences

  • Explores the concept of transgeneration trauma and the implications of this on identity and community

  • Examines life stories from interviewees, as well as literature and film photography


Part of the Palgrave Studies in the History of Genocide book series (PSHG)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxi
  2. Anthonie Holslag
    Pages 1-16
  3. Destruction of an Identity

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 17-17
    2. Anthonie Holslag
      Pages 19-55
    3. Anthonie Holslag
      Pages 57-93
    4. Anthonie Holslag
      Pages 95-185
    5. Anthonie Holslag
      Pages 187-190
  4. The Reconstruction of an Identity

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 191-191
    2. Anthonie Holslag
      Pages 193-240
    3. Anthonie Holslag
      Pages 241-255
    4. Anthonie Holslag
      Pages 257-275
    5. Anthonie Holslag
      Pages 277-286
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 287-291

About this book


This book brings together the Armenian Genocide process and its transgenerational outcome, which are often juxtaposed in existing scholarship, to ask how the Armenian Genocide is conceptualized and placed within diasporic communities. Taking a dual approach to answer this question, Anthonie Holslag studies the cultural expression of violence during the genocidal process itself, and in the aftermath for the victims. By using this approach, this book allows us to see comparatively how genocide in diasporic communities in the Netherlands, London and the US is encapsulated in an historic narrative. It paints a picture of the complexity of genocidal violence itself, but also in its transgenerational and non-spatial consequences, raising new questions of how violence can be perpetuated or interlocked with the discourse and narratives of the victims, and how the violence can be relived.


ethnography political violence trauma ethnic cleansing Ottoman Empire

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.Research School for Memory, Heritage and Material Culture, Faculty of HumanitiesUniversity of AmsterdamAmsterdamThe Netherlands

About the authors

Anthonie Holslag is Researcher at the Amsterdam Research School for Heritage and Memory Studies at the University of Amsterdam, the Netherlands. He has previously published a number of articles regarding the aftermath of the Armenian genocide.

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title The Transgenerational Consequences of the Armenian Genocide
  • Book Subtitle Near the Foot of Mount Ararat
  • Authors Anthonie Holslag
  • Series Title Palgrave Studies in the History of Genocide
  • Series Abbreviated Title Palgrave Studies in the History of Genocide
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s) 2018
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, Cham
  • eBook Packages History History (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-3-319-69259-3
  • Softcover ISBN 978-3-030-09878-0
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-319-69260-9
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XXI, 291
  • Number of Illustrations 1 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Oral History
    Modern History
    Asian History
    Memory Studies
    Social Anthropology
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